A power pole was toppled on Saturday following a crash near the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club. 23070222
Those involved in a motor vehicle crash at Kiikii in Rarotonga on Saturday afternoon were fortunate to escape serious injury, police say.
Emergency services were called to the scene about 4pm where
a 17-year-old female driver of a car, and her young passenger, had crashed into
a power pole in the vicinity of the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club bend.
The power pole was brought down across the Main Road, and a
female motorcyclist traveling behind the car also crashed.
Main Road traffic was then diverted for a couple of hours
while the scene was attended to by police, ambulance emergency staff, Te Aponga
Uira (TAU) and T&M Heather workers.
TAU technicians temporarily propped up the overhead cable
with the hydraulic bucket of a network truck, ahead of the pole being replaced.
Police confirmed the incident was not alcohol-related.
Five people were forbidden from driving by police overnight
on Saturday, including three teenaged motorcyclists.
Three of the vehicles confiscated by police did not pass a