For Immediate Release
Bridgewater Police Service -- Media Release
Date: December 6, 2022
Subject: Failure to Remain / Police seeking help in identifying driver, vehicle (FILE# 2022-1742382)
BRIDGEWATER, NS – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle responsible for a collision with a utility pole last weekend in Bridgewater’s downtown.
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, Bridgewater Police Service and Bridgewater Fire Department responded to several 911 calls reporting a single-vehicle collision near the corner of King Street and Dufferin Street in Bridgewater.
Callers reported that a raised Dodge Ram had struck a utility pole in the area, snapping it in half and causing wires to fall. The vehicle was reported as initially traveling northbound on King Street, turning on to Dufferin Street at the time of the collision. The vehicle fled the scene and was last reported travelling westbound (uphill) on Dufferin Street.
The collision caused significant damage to the power grid in the area, resulting in power outages and road closures during several hours of repair work following the incident. The cost associated with the damage and required repairs is estimated to be between $15,000 and $20,000.
At this time, Bridgewater Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance and is seeking any information, including any video/security footage in the area, which may help identify the driver and vehicle responsible for this incident.
If you have any information pertaining to this matter, please contact the Bridgewater Police Service main phone line at 902-543-2464.