Three escape serious injury after car crashed into a power pole in Vava‘u

Three men in Neiafu have had a lucky escape after their car crashed into a power pole near Mataika this afternoon.

Neiafu town officer Vava Lapota alleged alcohol and speed were suspected to have contributed to the crash.

Despite the power pole being cut into half by the impact, the three men inside all managed to escape without any serious injuries, Lapota said.

Lapota said the car was heading northbound when the crash occurred.

Only one car was involved in the crash.

Police arrived at the scene.

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