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Single vehicle collision results in damaged fire hydrant

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
April 15th, 2024

On April 13, police responded to a report that a vehicle travelling on Columbia Avenue had unexpectedly left the roadway, knocking off a fire hydrant in the 1000 block area, according to Castlegar RCMP detachment NCO/ic Sgt. Monty Taylor.

“Witnesses reported following behind the vehicle when it suddenly drove off the roadway, striking the fire hydrant,” Taylor said.  “Castlegar RCMP and emergency services attended to the location, observing water spouting from the hydrant location, a vehicle on its side, and damage to a fence and business signage.

“The sole occupant of the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle through the sunroof and they were transported to hospital for minor injuries.  Castlegar RCMP are continuing to investigate the matter and at this time believe the driver of the vehicle had experienced a medical emergency prior to the collision.”

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