Hit-and-run causes power outage in Fort Langley

Driver smashes into two vehicles parked in driveway, leaves scene only to hit a power pole nearby, then dumps damaged car in parking lot.

A multiple hit and run in Fort Langley caused a power outage to 22 homes Tuesday morning.

Langley RCMP are looking for a driver who dumped a badly damaged rental car in a Walnut Grove elementary school parking lot this morning.

The vehicle was abandoned after it was smashed into two vehicles parked in a Fort Langley driveway, before leaving the scene and hitting a nearby power pole.

At least 22 homes were left without power at around 5 a.m. in the Fort Langley area of Mary Avenue to Hudson Bay Street after a power pole was struck by the fleeing car.

Two vehicles parked in a driveway on Hudson Bay Street were badly damaged when they were hit by the out-of-control vehicle, said police.

The driver attempted to leave the scene, hitting a hydro pole nearby, causing the power outage, said police.

The vehicle was dumped in parking lot of Ecole des Voyageurs shortly after.

Police have since recovered the vehicle, which is a rental. BC Hydro estimates power will be restored by 5 p.m.

 

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