A Central Valley Taxi slammed into a light pole on First Avenue and Murray Street at about 8 a.m. Thursday (June 25) morning. The driver was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Taxi slams into light pole on First Avenue in Mission

Driver taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries as police investigate cause.

  • Jun. 25, 2015 3:00 p.m.

A single vehicle accident on First Avenue in Mission sent a taxi driver to hospital and tied up downtown traffic this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., the driver of a Central Valley Taxi slammed into a traffic light pole, at the intersection of First Avenue and Murray Street. It appears that the driver was planning to turn right onto the Murray Street overpass when he struck the pole.

Police, ambulance and fire were all on scene as the driver was taken to hospital with undisclosed injures. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The collision was hard enough to dislodge the traffic light from the pole, sending it crashing to the pavement.

As of 9:15 a.m., traffic was still slow in the area as police continue to investigate.

 

Just Posted

WIND WARNING: Metro Vancouver expecting 100 km/h gusts Saturday night

Environment Canada issues warns of possibly dangerous conditions

Downtown Mission: Ready to revitalize

With the bidding process underway, construction could start by mid-March

Guilty plea issued in case where man, 86, was assaulted and robbed

Hughie Stump pleads guilty to break-and-enter in relation to Abbotsford incident

Fraser Health asking taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to $5.75 million

UPDATE: 24-year-old Lovepreet Dhaliwal ID’d as victim in targeted Abbotsford shooting

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

VIDEO: AND THE WINNERS ARE …

Mission Chamber announces Business Excellence Awards winners

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants blanked by Portland Winterhawks

Saturday’s 2-0 setback marks first regulation loss for G-Men in 10 games

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

VIDEO: Remember the Voyageurs at Fort Langley

Two-day historical festival underway

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Snow warning in effect for the Coquihalla

A snowfall warning is in effect from Hope to Merritt as slush and snow is expected on highways this weekend

Vancouver hoping free public Wi-Fi expansion will drive tourism dollars

Mayor Gregor Robertson says expansion bolsters its “leading Smart City” status

Most Read