A 29-year-old Blenheim man suffered neck pain and concussion after falling while getting out of the car he crashed over the side of the Takaka Hill Rd around 11pm last night.
Senior Constable Grant Heney, of Motueka, said the man evidently slipped and fell from the car, which was wedged against trees some 6 to 7 metres down the bank, landing on his head.
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Tim Douglas-Clifford said the man was stretchered from the site of the crash and flown to Nelson Hospital.
Two other occupants of the vehicle were uninjured in the crash which happened about 7km from the Riwaka Valley Rd.
Meanwhile a downed power line charred grass on a Waiwhero property and saw Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade and police called out shortly before 7am this morning. It was believed a duck had brought down the line.
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