Car rolls after hitting power pole

A MAN remains in a stable condition after his car hit a power pole at Castlemaine on Saturday. 

Fire crews and the SES attended the rescue operation after the man's vehicle rolled after hitting a power pole about 1am on Saturday.

The man, in his 40s, was flown to The Alfred hospital where he remains in a stable condition. 

Police have confirmed an off-duty nurse helped at the scene of the crash.

A Castlemaine police spokesman said the male driver of the car was unconscious but breathing when emergency crews arrived.

"The power pole snapped across the north-bound lane, the Midland Highway," he said.

"The pole was down for three or four hours."

The cause of the crash is unknown. 

The crash comes after police conducted a road safety blitz near Tylden last week. 

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