On April 24, 2022, at approximately 10:11 PM a Honda Civic travelling west in the 1200 block of South Railway Street SE left the road to the right before striking a power pole. The 40-year-old male driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was fatally injured because of the collision.
The collision caused substantial damage to the vehicle and electrical infrastructure which resulted in a power outage for a large portion of the city. Total damage is estimated to be more than $30,000.
The Medicine Hat Police Service Traffic Unit continues to investigate the collision and the roadway will remain closed until further notice. The MHPS reminds everyone to please drive safely and be mindful of workers in the area. The Medicine Hat Police Service offers our condolences to the family of the deceased and would like to thank all witnesses that provided information regarding this incident.
S/Sgt Chad Holt
Community Safety Section
Medicine Hat Police Service