Motorists rush to help injured truck driver on Highway 3

A semi-truck crashed into a power pole near Hedley on Highway 3

A truck driver was taken to hospital following an incident on Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley, Friday evening.

The semi-truck, reportedly, smashed into a power pole before crashing into a ditch on its side.

Princeton resident Nicki McIvor was travelling along Highway 3 when she came upon the incident only a few minutes after the crash. According to social media, she called 911 right away.

“We found him (the driver) just a few minutes afterwards. Other people had stopped too,” she wrote.

McIvor said there were live wires on the ground when she approached the driver.

“He sounded good (sic),” she claimed.

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. and the road was reportedly blanketed with fresh, wet snow.

McIvor estimated FortisBC was on scene within 20 minutes to cut the power to the area and BC Ambulance was able to help the driver.

“The driver got out. FortisBC went out and must have cut the power and the ambulance took him away. He had passed us (on the highway) right before the crash”

More than 230 FortisBC customers are currently without power. FortisBC estimates power will be restored to the area about 2:30 a.m.

Video: Nicki McIvor.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Empowered at Any Age: Langley business owner rebuilds shattered life

The Langley Advance presents a special publication sharing the stories of several local women.

VIDEO: Langley family asks for help finding remains of man missing for 10 years

Police suspect foul play in Kellen McElwee’s disappearance a decade ago

VIDEO: A Langley boy who grew up watching Whitecaps, now signed

Simon Colyn just turned 16, and he’s been selected to play with the Vancouver soccer team.

Empowered at Any Age: Langley mom fights human trafficking

The Langley Advance presents a special publication sharing the stories of several local women.

Empowered at Any Age: Former single mom taking care of business in Langley

The Langley Advance presents a special publication sharing the stories of several local women.

VIDEO: Work is play for this B.C. avalanche rescue dog

CARDA certified Joss’s Job is to save lives — but to her, it’s all a game

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

Disgraced cyclist reached $5-million settlement with sponsor U.S. Postal Service

2 B.C. men deemed heroes for saving man from fire

Fire on Coronation Avenue in Duncan sends one man to hospital

B.C. has highest C-section rate in Canada: report

Researcher says it’s not necessarily a bad thing

Aldergrove poet pens prize-winner

Meagan Wiebe earns third prize in Legion-sponsored poetry contest

Aldergrove’s Talana is picture perfect

Talana Barry won $150 gift card in the HomeLife Benchmark Realty Easter Colouring Contest

Whistler to open Canada’s first pod hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel to feature units big enough to fit a queen-sized mattress and not much else

Police investigating after Vancouver churchgoers locked inside during mass

Congregation at Standard Holiness Church found door secured from outside after hearing noises

Black Press Media acquires two new Alaska newspapers

New Media Investment Group to acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal while Black Press Media takes on daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska

Most Read