A car has hit a power pole just outside of Christchurch tonight in what police are describing as a serious crash.
The accident occurred about 9.20pm on Dunsandel and Brookside Rd in the town of Dunsandel - 40km west of Christchurch.
As of 10:30pm emergency services were still on the scene attending to at least one occupant.
There were no road blockages as a result of the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit has been advised by police.