UPDATE: Power temporarily knocked out in Langley area due to single car accident

A young man is in grave condition after his pickup trucked slammed into a hydro pole in Langley on Oct. 18, 2014. Shane MacKichan

UPDATE: The driver of the pickup truck has now been upgraded to stable condition. Speed and alcohol still being investigated as possible factors in the crash.

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A young man was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries after his pickup truck slammed into a hydro pole, snapping it in two, in Langley last night.

Police were called to the scene of the accident at 16th Avenue and 256th Street at about 9:30 p.m. last night.  According to witnesses, the pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed before veering off the road, striking a hydro pole and a driveway’s culvert support bags. The truck then continued across the driveway and struck a large spruce tree, which due to the force was uprooted.

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The driver, a 24-year-old Langley man, was not wearing a seat belt and police say he was airlifted to the Royal Columbian Hospital. He is currently in critical condition.

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Both alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible factors in the crash.

The incident knocked out power to approximately 500 homes in the area until 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call Langley RCMP.



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