Car slides up cable, rolls over

IMPACT: The Holden Commodore slid up a cable supporting an electrical pole, rolled, and dropped down onto a fence. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON
IMPACT: The Holden Commodore slid up a cable supporting an electrical pole, rolled, and dropped down onto a fence. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON

POLICE are investigating whether speed, drugs or alcohol were a factor in a crash where a car went up an electrical pole cable, rolled and smashed upside down through a fence.

A woman was hospitalised after her early model Holden Commodore flipped while turning left from Hallett Crescent into Gemmell Street in Wangaratta. 

The incident occurred about 2.45pm on Thursday, with the impact smashing the fence and writing off the vehicle, leaving the driver stuck inside. 

Leading Senior Constable Colin Boyle said the driver was taken to hospital in a stable condition. 

“It's the age old message of driving to the conditions,” he said. 

Crime scene officers attended and removed several pieces of evidence from the vehicle.