Elderly driver who struck pole in Richmond has died – CTV News

Elderly driver who struck pole in Richmond has died - CTV News
Richmond elderly crash victim dies in hospital after striking hydro pole
VANCOUVER – A driver who struck a hydro pole in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday has died of his injuries, the RCMP says.

The 83-year-old man, who has not been publicly identified, was rushed to hospital following the crash at around 2 p.m. on No. 4 Road. He did not survive.

The Richmond RCMPs Criminal Collision Investigation Team has assumed conduct of the investigation, the detachment said.

The team asks anyone who was in the area at the time or might have dash cam video to contact RCMP Const. G. Bharaj at 604-278-1212.

Investigators say the driver was the vehicle’s sole occupant, and was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Mounties closed a stretch of No. 4 Road after the crash as they investigated what happened. Police tape and emergency vehicles blocked the scene.

A single-vehicle crash in Richmond on Tuesday has claimed the life of an 83-year-old man, say Richmond RCMP.

The drivers white Cadillac appeared to have come to a stop in a grassy area off the road after striking the pole, which was still standing but with a visible lean Tuesday afternoon.

An 83-year-old man has died in the hospital after driving a Cadillac sedan into a hydro pole around 2 p.m. near No. 4 Road and Tomicki Ave.

Police are asking for anyone who saw what happened, or who may have dashcam footage, to contact Const. G. Baharaj at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2019-38075.

The victim, who was driving the vehicle and was its sole occupant, was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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