Car crash knocks out electricity to Murrayville


A speeding vehicle that bounced off a power pole blacked out Langley’s Murrayville neighbourhood Monday morning.

At about 11:15 a.m., a Honda Accord heading west at a high rate of speed slammed into both the median and a light pole before coming to rest to the east of 216th Street, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The 22-year-old driver of the Honda Accord apparently lost control of the vehicle, said Marks.

The driver was taken to hospital and is expected to survive. 

Fortunately, an off-duty paramedic drove by immediately after the crash and stopped to provide first aid, Marks said.

Westbound lanes of Fraser Highway were closed for more than an hour after the crash to repair the power pole, tow away the remains of the vehicle, and clean up the oil spilled on the road.

The closure was expected to last for some time.

The exact cause of the crash had not yet been determined.

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