Wellington man suffers non-life-threatening injuries in collision

The power pole is seen on Hwy 2 after the mvc. (Nicholas Bronwhill photo)

FLETCHERS LAKE: A 44-year-old Wellington man suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a late-night single-vehicle collision in Fletchers Lake that awoke nearby residents.

Halifax District RCMP Cpl. Lisa Croteau said at shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, officers attended the collision at the corner of Hwy 2 and Holland Road in Fletchers Lake.

“The driver and single occupant was taken to hospital by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries,” said Cpl. Croteau.

Firefighters from Station 45 Fall River; Station 42 Wellington; 9 Quint Sackville; and Station 43 Grand Lake responded to the 911 call as well.

The vehicle, a black Volvo station wagon, struck a power pole and it had broken and fallen down with the wires still live.

Upon fire’s arrival, the wires were live, and they had to await the grid being shut off to attend and extricate the victim, the man from Wellington.

N.S. Power shut off the grid causing power to go out to those from Fletchers Lake to Enfield as they repaired and put the new power pole in place.

Nearby residents said they had heard a loud thud and ran to the scene to see if they could help and also called 911 to report the incident.

Cpl. Croteau said no charges have been laid at this time.

She said the investigation is ongoing.

The road near the scene was closed for a short time while fire crews worked, but re-opened about 2:30 a.m.