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Towradgi smash causes blackouts

Police Breath TestPOLICE are investigating a crash in Towradgi which resulted in a local power outage.

About 11am on Sunday, a 20-year-old man was driving a Nissan Patrol south on Pioneer Road 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.  Police are investigating the crash.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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