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Car Accident Causes Power Blackouts in Werribee.


Emergency services were called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident shortly after 2.00 am this morning 15th April.

Police arrived to find that a white Toyota Corolla sedan had hit two light poles on Synnot Street, Werribee, knocking one of them over and sending the other light pole into the powerlines above.

One resident said that there was a large ‘blue/green’ flash outside their apartment and the power went out.

There were power outages all around the Werribee town centre with over 400 homes affected and traffic lights in the area were also not working.

Synnot Street was blocked  heading towards Werribee Street as one of the light poles lay across both lanes.

A witness at the scene said that the driver of the vehicle was doing at least 100 kmh prior to hitting the poles.

The witness said that he was the first to get to the car and that he encouraged the male driver to get out of the vehicle. While helping him out of the car he said there was a strong smell of alcohol.

The driver, a 24-year-old from Werribee, was not injured.

He allegedly returned a breath test result of 0.112.

He is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences.

Powercor were called to manage the power disruption and were advising that power would be returned at approximately 4.30am.