Driver sought after vehicle, hydro pole end up on GO train tracks in Scarborough

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020

Police are searching for a driver after a car crashed into a hydro pole and ended up on the train tracks at the Rouge Hill GO station in Scarborough.

Authorities believe a white BMW missed a sharp turn on Lawrence Avenue East, went off the road and through a fence, and struck the pole around 3 a.m. Thursday.

The impact of the crash caused the top of the hydro pole to snap off and fall onto the train tracks below. The vehicle also ended up stuck on the tracks.

Police said the driver fled the scene and that the vehicle is registered to someone in Durham Region and has not been reported stolen.

Rail crews assisted authorities in removing both the pole and the vehicle from the tracks.

As of 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Metrolinx said the tracks have been cleared and they don’t anticipate any delays for the morning commute.


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