A robbery and police pursuit has resulted in a serious crash in residential Rotorua this morning.
Emergency services are at the scene on Kawaha Point Rd where power lines are lying across the road.
A police spokeswoman confirmed police attempted to stop a car on Taharangi St, Koutu, at 9.19am.
"The car had reportedly been stolen in a robbery earlier in the morning," she said.
"A pursuit was initiated and at 9:20am the car crashed into a power pole and rolled on Kawaha Point Rd."
The driver of the car fled on foot.
A passenger was initially trapped in the vehicle and sustained moderate injuries.
People are advised to avoid the area as power lines remain lying on the road.