Updated: Yarmouth County man hurt in Hwy 103 crash

Published on February 27, 2014

A 61-year-old Yarmouth County man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after his car left Highway 103, taking out a power pole near Clyde River on Thursday morning, Feb. 27.

Barrington and Shelburne RCMP were called to the scene shortly after 11 a.m.

Cpl. Mike O’Callaghan, of the Barrington RCMP, said the driver was travelling east towards Shelburne and had passed several other vehicles when he “failed to negotiate the turn and left the road becoming airborne and taking out the power pole.”

Local fire crews and paramedics extricated the man from the crumpled car.  Nova Scotia Power crews were also called in to help because of downed power lines and remained on the scene for hours replacing the snapped pole.

The highway was down to one lane until after 3 p.m. as crews cleared up the site. The crash also caused a power outage in the area.

 “This collision could have had a far worse conclusion,” said Cpl. O’Callaghan.

The crash remains under investigation by Barrington RCMP.