UPDATE: Dodge Ram slams into pole downtown

One man was taken to hospital after slamming his black Dodge Ram pickup truck into a light pole at Yates and Douglas Wednesday morning.

The truck sustained major damage, as did the light pole which was knocked over.

VicPd Acting Sgt. Mike Darling says the driver suffered some kind of a medical episode while behind the wheel.  The truck was westbound, and moving at a high rate of speed, when it mounted the sidewalk and struck the pole.

Darling says it's fortunate no pedestrians were injured. The driver didn't appear to be seriously injured, but was taken to hopsital to be treated.

The crash created quite a mess. Crews advised drivers to stay away from the area while the scene was dealt with.   

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