Man injured, electricity cut in Greytown crash
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