Elderly man crashes pickup repeatedly in Lumby

LUMBY – An 83-year-old man lost control of his pickup at the traffic light in Lumby last week.

RCMP say the man hit a power pole and a flat deck truck, and the concrete retaining wall in front of the Super A Foods parking lot.

A witness told police the man then tried to back up onto the street where a passerby managed to get the pickup turned off and the key out of the ignition.

Police say the man wasn’t seriously hurt and have ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in the series of crashes.

No charges have been laid, although police say the incident is still under investigation.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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