A young driver has taken out a power pole after allegedly being run off the road at Beacon Hill.

Just after 1.00am this morning (Sunday, 09 June), emergency services were called to a report of a car hitting a light pole and shearing it off at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill.

Power pole and wires down after being hit by a car

They arrived to find a power pole and wires down just past Earl Street in the westbound lanes of Warringah Road.

An oil slick trailed around 50m further down the road to where a heavily damaged black 2010 VW Golf had come to a stop.

Car that hit a power pole at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill

The force of the collision with the power pole was clearly visible on the front of the vehicle, and airbags had deployed.

NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed the 21-year-old male driver of the VW Golf and his 20-year-old female passenger. They treated the young woman for a hand injury, but she was not taken to hospital.

NSW Ambulance at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill

Firefighters from Dee Why Station established an exclusion zone around the downed powerlines and called for the attendance of Ausgrid to disconnect power. They also set about cleaning up debris and neutralising the long oil spill using absorbent material.

NSW Police closed two westbound lanes of Warringah Road, and speaking with the driver of the VW Golf, were told that a white sedan had been involved in a collision before the VW Golf had left the road and collided with the power pole.

NSW Police closing two lanes at Warringah Road

Police were told that despite being allegedly involved in the collision, the white sedan did not stop, and left the scene.

An investigation into the crash has commenced, and NSW Police are urging anyone with information about the matter, including any available dashcam or mobile phone footage, to contact Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Run off the road at Beacon Hill

The VW Golf needed to be towed from the scene, and an Ausgrid emergency response team worked into the early hours of this morning to conduct a repair on the downed powerlines.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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