Man charged after accident in Port Clements

  • Feb. 8, 2010 8:00 a.m.

A 52-year-old Masset man received minor injuries after his truck ran off the road in Port Clements and smashed into a power pole Thursday night (Feb. 4). Masset RCMP said the accident happened around 8:30 pm on Dyson Road. Police, ambulance, the Port Clements volunteer fire department and BC Hydro all responded. Police said the driver was taken by ambulance to the Northern Haida Gwaii hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He has been charged with driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act. There was no one else in the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge pickup truck. Police are continuing to investigate and remind drivers that posted speed signs are designed for maximum speed under ideal driving conditions. Although the pole was broken, the power did not go out, said BC Hydro’s Bob Gammer. Power line technicians made the area safe Thursday night, and the pole was later replaced.