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A vehicle accident in the early hours of Thursday morning has caused power loss in parts of Nain.

Police reported that a male driver in an SUV hit a power pole.

The driver was pinned inside the vehicle and had to be removed.

RCMP said his two passengers fled the scene.

Reports state that the driver was injured and is being transported to Happy valley-Goose Bay for medical attention.

Police said the 38-year-old had been drinking, but refused to have his blood tested for alcohol.