On April 6, 2021 at approximately 7:20 AM a sedan was travelling west on 1 Street SW, approaching the intersection with Harris Street SW, when it veered to the right and left the road. The vehicle then struck a power pole, sheering it in half. The male driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was uninjured by the collision. Total damage to the vehicle and power pole is in estimated to be in excess of $20,000.
The investigation into the collision has revealed that the driver was impaired by drug at the time of the collision, and he was released under the IRS Alberta Provincial Sanctions Program.
The Medicine Hat Police Service Traffic Unit continues to investigate the collision and thanks the witnesses that provided information to assist.
A/Sgt Darren Holeha
Medicine Hat Police Service