Collision Breaks Port Elgin Utility Pole

A collision in Port Elgin late yesterday afternoon broke a utility pole, and knocked out power for several hours.

Saugeen Shores police say a Honda was attempting to turn left into a parking lot on Goderich St. when it was hit by a southbound Volvo, which then hit the utility pole near River St.

Both drivers were treated in hospital for minor injuries.  The utility pole needed to be replaced, which meant Goderich St. was closed until about 4:30am this morning.

Power was out for several hundred residents until about 1am morning.

The driver of the Honda was charged with making an unsafe turn.