GTA: Car crash in Etobicoke knocks down 3 hydro poles, residents lose electricity

by The Canadian Parvasi

Team Parvasi – Inside

Following a crash involving two vehicles in Etobicoke late Saturday night, three hydro poles were knocked down and a transformer caught fire, leaving residents of the area without electricity, according to media reports

Live wires were brought down as a consequence of the crash, which supposedly occurred at 11 p.m. near Royal York and Dixon roads, and subsequently, residents in the area lost power.

The power in the region is likely going to be out till Monday afternoon, Toronto Police stated to media outlets.

Taking to Twitter to detail the incident, Toronto Hydro stated, “Outage update: Our crews have been responding to an outage affecting customers in the Dixon Rd. & Royal York Rd. area since approximately 11 p.m. last night. They’ve been repairing damages caused by a motor vehicle accident.”

“Unfortunately, due to the extensive damage, the repairs are involved & take time to complete safely. Crews are making progress; however, customers should expect to be without power throughout the day. We know it’s difficult to be without power & truly appreciate your patience,” Toronto Hydro added in another tweet.

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The collision allegedly occurred as two drivers were racing their vehicles, and resulted in a man in his 20s reportedly sustaining serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, who was taken to receive medical care soon after. The drivers of one of the vehicles supposedly lost control and crashed into the Hydro poles and a traffic light, according to media reports.

An individual has reportedly been arrested, however, no charges have been laid as of yet, media reports add.

Dixon Road has since been closed off in both directions from McManus Road to Inchcliffe Crescent, with the closure potentially lasting till Monday afternoon as Toronto Hydro teams work to repair the damaged poles, according to the Police.


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