THUNDER BAY – The road is now open for one-way traffic allowing people to get in or out of Fort William First Nation.
Thunder Bay Police report, “A Thunder Bay Police Traffic unit investigation has started into a single motor vehicle crash that happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning on Chippewa Road just west of the James St. intersection.
What is known at this point is that a male fourteen year old driver lost control of a black Kia sedan traveling west bound at high speed.
The car struck a power line that carries 25,000 volts. The pole was snapped, but very fortunately, the wires were not broken and didn’t hit the ground.
There were four male passengers all of similar ages inside the vehicle at the time. Injuries range from very serious to minor.
Police are continuing the investigation and assisting Thunder Bay Hydro at the work site through the day. Hydro expects to be on site for several hours.
Police advise that charges are pending.