UPDATE: Photographer Paul Dawson shared his photos of the crash with StittsvilleCentral.ca. He says:
“At 9:30pm a single vehicle driving East on Hazeldean Rd in Kanata hit the median and light post causing the vehicle to flip over. The driver, an 18-year-old male escaped without serious injuries. The police and emergency crews were quick to respond. My wife and I heard the crash while in our house and quickly ran to help. After emergency crews arrives and I knew no one else was hurt, I went and grabbed my camera. My wife waited for the driver’s parents to come onto the scene and help console his mother as she passed the crash.”
Update from the Ottawa Police:
Road Closure In Effect
Ottawa Police and Fire Services are on the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on Hazeldean Road between Eagleson Road and Castlefrank Road.
As a result of this collision, an electrical pole was damaged and subsequently caught fire. City of Ottawa Traffic and Hydro crews are responding.
Hazeldean Road between Eagleson Road and Castlefrank Road will remain closed until repairs can be made to the electrical pole.
There are no life threatening injuries as a result of this collision.
It is unknown how long this closure will remain in effect.. When the roadway is reopened, media will be advised.
FYI: If you're traveling home from the game, there's a bad accident on Hazeldean. You won't be able to get to Eagleson at all.
— erin nicks (@erinmnicks) March 27, 2015
Hazeldean Road seems to be the scene of another distracted driving incident #LeaveThePhoneAlone
— Charlie (@CharlieMorling) March 27, 2015
A vehicle has struck a utility pole on Hazeldean between Eagleson and Castlefrank causing a fire and road closure (but survivable injuries)
— Stu Mills (@StuMillsCBC) March 27, 2015
A car took down a utility pole and flipped over on Hazeldean Road in Kanata on Thursday night just east of the Farm Boy plaza. We have an unconfirmed report that one person is injured.
Hazeldean is closed between Castlefrank and Eagleson.