(1200 block of Cedar Road/Google Maps)

A 26-year-old driver was airlifted to a Victoria hospital after crashing his car into a utility pole in Nanaimo.

At around 9:15 a.m. on Sunday November 3rd, ambulance, fire, and police crews responded to a vehicle incident in the 1200 block of Cedar Road.

Upon speaking with witnesses, investigators determined that the vehicle, an older model Toyota Corolla, was headed eastbound on Cedar Road when the driver lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and veered off the road.

He then collided into a BC Hydro pole causing the vehicle to roll onto its roof before coming to a rest.

The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and sustained life threatening injuries in the crash. Fire crews extracted him from his car, and he was airlifted to a hospital in Victoria.

Police shut down the road for several hours to conduct their investigation, and BC Hydro crews attended to secure the damaged pole.

Officers have determined that the road was wet at the time of the crash and low lying fog affected visibility.