Man in­jured, elec­tric­ity cut in Grey­town crash

Wairarapa News - - FRONT PAGE - JACK BARLOW

A car crash in Grey­town last Thurs­day night left a 26-year-old man in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and cut power to 700 homes.

The driver was trapped in the car af­ter it crashed into a power pole on State High­way 2 be­tween Wood St and Pa­pawai Rd, Grey­town just af­ter 10.45pm.

Po­lice of­fi­cers driv­ing a pa­trol car on Main St in Grey­town came across the crash.

Fire crews freed the driver who was trapped in the ve­hi­cle.

The man sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries and was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal by the West­pac He­li­copter, a po­lice spokesman said.

Fire, am­bu­lance and po­lice re­sponded to the crash and Main Rd be­tween Pa­pawai Rd and Wood St was closed about 11pm and a de­tour put in place.

The road was closed for sev­eral hours while the power pole was se­cured.

The se­ri­ous crash unit in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

The crash ini­tially left 700 homes in Grey­town with­out power, with Pow­erCo restor­ing power to 400 homes by mid­night.

Though Pow­erCo es­ti­mated the re­main­ing 240 homes would have power re­stored by 3.30am, around 30 re­mained with­out power un­til the fol­low­ing af­ter­noon. was

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