Police are looking for the culprit in a hit-and-run that damaged a street light leaving live wires exposed.

Nelson hit and run leaves live-wire danger

Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident after discovering a dangerously damaged streetlight.

Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident after discovering a dangerously damaged streetlight.

At about 10 p.m. on May 14, the Nelson Police Department received a report of the damage occurring at the corner of Hendryx and Vernon Streets. The streetlight had been hit causing the base to crack and the pole to lean over “in a precarious position.”

“The situation caused an immediate concern for public safety as live wires were left exposed and the surrounding area possibly charged by electricity,” says a release issued by the NPD.

Because police were immediately notified, they were able to ensure the matter was resolved and the area made safe with help from Nelson Fire Department, Nelson Hydro and Nelson Public Works.

Police request any witnesses or anyone with relevant information contact the department’s non-emergency line at 250-354-3919 and refer to Nelson Police File #13-1948.