Delta police seek Witnesses and Video of Serious Collision that resulted in power outage


A loud crash prompted calls to the Delta Police Department on November 18th, 2023 just before 1 am.  The crash resulted in a lengthy power outage for parts of North Delta, affecting some BC Hydro customers until mid-day.

Upon arrival, DPD officers located a single-car collision at the corner of River Road and Russell Drive. A black Honda Civic had gone off the road, shearing a wooden power pole in half, coming to rest against a metal lamp post.  The female passenger was transported to hospital with minor injuries, while the male driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the collision.  Investigators are asking for any witnesses or anyone with surveillance video, dash camera video, or Tesla video, to contact them by calling (604)946-4411 between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
Callers can reference File 2023-27739.  Any video evidence of the collision, of driving evidence before the collision, or the aftermath of the collision can be uploaded directly to our evidence management system at

The cause of this collision has not yet been determined.  Speed and alcohol have not been ruled out.