Corvette hits pole in Dundas, leading to power outage

Hundreds of Dundas residents were without power on Sunday afternoon after a car ran into a pole.

Power has been restored for most of the residents of Dundas who were without power after a car crashed into a pole on Sunday morning.

At 3:45 p.m, Horizon Utilities said around 30 customers — in an area bounded by King St. East/Cootes Drive to the south, Olympic Drive to the east and York Road to the west and north — were still without power, down from 700 earlier in the day. 

The company said it expects normal service to resume by 5:30 p.m.

The outage occurred after a car ran into a pole on York Road near Spencer Avenue just before 11:15 a.m.

"A black 1974 Corvette was travelling north on York Road when it lost control and struck a hydro pole," said Carol Pacey, a staff sergeant with the Hamilton police. 

The impact sheared the pole in two, she said. 

It took firefighters about an hour to extract the driver, a man in his 40s, from the wreckage of the car.

Paramedics took him to Hamilton General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

He will face a careless driving charge, Pacey said.