Car Crash Leaves Fast Food Outlets Without Power

After a driver crashed into a power box outside a Christchurch mall, fans of KFC and Taco Bell will be going hungry with two fast-food restaurants left without power.

The crash happened on the corner of Linwood Ave and Chelsea St, outside KFC near Eastgate Mall, about 9.30am on Friday.

Lines company Orion said nearly 200 customers had been left without electricity because of the incident, and that power to KFC and Taco Bell would not be back on until late afternoon or early evening.

A police spokesperson said two people suffered minor injuries in the crash.