Police concerned for well-being of driver who crashed into pole and ran away

A pickup hit a power pole on Gordon Drive this morning, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, knocking out electricity in the area.
Image Credit: Fortis B.C. via Twitter

KELOWNA – Kelowna RCMP are looking for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a power pole on Gordon Drive this morning, knocking out power in the area.

A witness told police that just before 6:30 a.m., Jan. 18, a man driving a white pickup crashed into the pole. 

The witness says the driver claimed he was unhurt but ran away from the scene, only to return a short time later to yell at the witness. He then ran off again towards Okanagan College on KLO Road.

An RCMP police services dog was unable to locate the man.

Kelowna RCMP are concerned for the man’s well-being and ask he contact them at 250-762-3300.

The crash knocked out power in the area, which was restored by 1:30 p.m., according to Fortis B.C.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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