L&A OPP respond to two collisions involving hydro poles on same day

The dreary grey weather of Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024, was accompanied by two separate collisions in Lennox and Addington (L&A) County involving drivers striking hydro poles, according to police.

Just before 8:30 a.m. on April 14, officers with the L&A Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single-vehicle collision on County Road 1 just west of Jim Kimmett Boulevard, the OPP detailed in a press release the following day. There, a vehicle had left the roadway and entered a ditch, leading to the vehicle rolling over and striking a hydro pole, according to police. With fire and paramedic services attending the scene of the collision alongside the OPP, the lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries, police said.

“The collision scene was held for several hours resulting in a partial road closure,” the OPP said.

“The investigation is continuing, no charges have been laid.”

The second collision involving a hydro pole on Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024, in Lennox and Addington County took place on Amherst Island when a driver attempted to avoid a deer and stuck the utility pole instead. Photo via L&A OPP.

Just hours later, shortly after 10:30 a.m., officers with the L&A OPP responded to another single-vehicle collision, this time on Amherst Island. That collision occurred on Emerald 40 Foot Road where, upon trying to avoid hitting a deer, a vehicle had left the roadway, striking a hydro pole, police said. Fire services were already on scene when officers arrived, and the lone driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries, according to the OPP. In this investigation, officers held the scene until the hydro pole was re-stabilized and the vehicle was removed.

“No charges were laid,” the L&A OPP said in the release.

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