Man airlifted to hospital after car drives into traffic, hits pole and building

Abbotsford man seriously injured after his vehicle went into oncoming traffic, jumped curb, sheared pole and hit building in Aldergrove

A 51-year-old Abbotsford man was airlifted to hospital after his Honda veered into oncoming traffic, jumping a curb, shearing off a power pole before hitting the side of a building in Aldergrove on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Langley RCMP, the single vehicle crash took place around 3:45 p.m. Witnesses say the Honda was being driven westbound in the 27300 block of Fraser Highway when all of a sudden it veered into the eastbound lanes.

“Witnesses say the vehicle continued to veer left,” said police spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. The vehicle jumped the curb and became airborne, she said. That’s when it made contact with a pole,¬†cutting it in half. The vehicle continued on, slamming into a building.

All emergency crews responded to the terrible crash. The man was unconscious when paramedics arrived. His current condition isn’t known. Police don’t believe alcohol played a role. Police are trying to determine if the crash was due to a medical emergency.

Langley RCMP’s crash investigation team were called in and police will also check for any mechanical failure as the possible cause, as well.

No other people were injured.