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Crash causes blackout - Towradgi

Sunday, 12 March 2017 10:51:36 PM

Police are investigating a crash in the Wollongong area which resulted in a local power outage.

About 11am today (Sunday 12 March 2017), a 20-yeaar-old man was driving a Nissan Patrol south on Pioneer Road, Towradgi, when it left the road and struck a power pole on the opposite side of the road.

The driver was trapped in the vehicle for a short time before being freed by rescue services.

He was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the crash, about 1600 residents and local businesses were left without power for about two and a half hours.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command are investigating the crash.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.