Car slams into power pole in Qualicum Beach Sunday

Power lines were downed and a car smashed after it struck a pole in Qualicum Beach Sunday evening.

Power lines were downed when a car smashed into a power pole Sunday evening in Qualicum Beach.

Oceanside RCMP are on the lookout for the driver of  a vehicle that slammed into a power pole Sunday night near the Shady Rest Pub.

Corporal Jesse Foreman said the crash happened at 7:15 p.m. when a red, 193 Pontiac Grand Am hit a power pole on Highway 19A and was destroyed by the impact.

The male driver of the vehicle, Foreman said, appears to have taken to his heels after extricating himself from the wreck.

When police arrived, he said, a witness informed them that after the collision, the driver grabbed two liquor bottles from the vehicle and fled the area on foot.

Police contacted the owner of the vehicle, a woman from Bowser who stated that her vehicle had been stolen sometime earlier.

Despite an intensive manhunt, police were unable to find the driver and are now looking for the help of the public to identify the male driver.

The driver, who was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, was described as Caucasian, five feet, 10 inches in height with a bald head and medium build.

Foreman noted as well there is some indication that the man may have recently purchased two boxes of Smirnoff Ice coolers and two large bottles of liquor.

“Perhaps an employee that was working at a liquor store nearby may have information that could help identify the driver?” Foreman said.

 

Just Posted

Firefighters battle reported bush blaze in Coombs

Multiple departments from Parksville Qualicum Beach area on-scene

Man dead after reported early-morning hit-and-run incident in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Retired Nanoose Bay teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

Island murder victim’s mom expresses outrage over mental fitness decision of the accused

Smith vows to keep fighting until justice served for Descoteau

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Most Read