Aurora Avenue North shut down after car hits pole, tree


Southbound traffic on Aurora Avenue North is being diverted near Galer Street after a car knocked down a power pole and hit a tree Wednesday morning.

According to fire rescue crews at the scene of the crash, the driver received life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The driver - a man in his forties- was transported to Harborview Medical Center in

critical condition. Medics lost the man's pulse at one point but were able to get it back during transport to the hospital. City Light responded to work on the sheared power pole. Aurora Avenue remains shut down to

southbound traffic at this time.