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Police seek witnesses after power pole crash

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Homes in Gelorup, Dalyellup and College Grove were without power on Tuesday night after a ute slammed into a power pole on Bussell Highway.
Camera IconHomes in Gelorup, Dalyellup and College Grove were without power on Tuesday night after a ute slammed into a power pole on Bussell Highway. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Homes in Gelorup, Dalyellup and College Grove were without power for several hours on Monday night after a ute slammed into a power pole on Bussell Highway.

Bunbury police are investigating the crash, which saw the single male occupant taken to hospital.

The 74-year-old Dunsborough man’s ute crashed into a power pole about 5pm at the intersection of Loretta Avenue and the highway, bringing down power lines and causing black outs in the area.

Officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Mal Jones said the driver was up and talking immediately after the crash and was released from hospital a short time after the incident.

Sen. Sgt Jones said the cause of the crash was unknown, but it was believed alcohol was not involved.

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Police are asking any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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