Vehicle struck by street lamp shuts Kildare in both directions

Vehicle struck by street lamp shuts Kildare in both directions. Photo: Lewis Cohen.

A snow plow travelling on Kildare just east of Kellert struck a street light standard late this afternoon and brought it crashing down on an unsuspecting motorist travelling in the opposite direction.

Luckily, the occupants of this vehicle were unhurt

Luckily, the occupants of this vehicle were unhurt. Photo: Lewis Cohen

Emergency crews responded quickly to this scene.  Live wires were strewn across the road and electricians were brought in to safely remove the lines.

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Photo: Lewis Cohen

Cote Saint-Luc Public Security, volunteer EMS, Police, Fire and Public Works crews were on scene to quickly return things to normal.

Photo: Ricki Band

The occupants of the vehicle pictured above were treated on scene by EMS and Urgences Sante crews and released. No one required hospitalization.

The snow plow belonged to a private contractor.