Substation car crash leaves two men with serious injuries
TWO men suffered serious injuries after a car ploughed into a firm's electricity supply box.
The vehicle hit the substation outside Reckitt Benckiser, in Sinfin Lane, just before midnight on New Year's Eve.
The driver and passenger of the car were taken to Royal Derby Hospital with what police described as "life-changing" injuries. Last night they remained in hospital.
The incident left the firm's power supply heavily damaged. A spokesman said it was unclear if the company, which employs about 200 and makes products such as Cillit Bang, would have to close while it was fixed.
He said: "At the moment the building is still generating power to the site.
"But the building has been damaged and we are waiting for staff from the electricity board to tell us if we need to shut it down while the substation is fixed.
"The substation provides power to the whole site, so the firm would have to shut down while the substation was fixed."
Western Power Distribution said no other power supplies were affected by the incident.
Anybody with information should contact police on 101.