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Single vehicle collision results in damaged fire hydrant in Castlegar

On Saturday, April 13, 2024 the Castlegar RCMP 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.

Witnesses reported following behind the vehicle when it suddenly drove off the roadway striking the fire hydrant.

Castlegar RCMP and emergency services attended to the location observing water spouting from the hydrant location, a vehicle on it’s 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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