Dump truck knocks down 15 utility poles

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Dump truck takes out 15 utility poles

New York police say that a dump truck driver with a raised bed became tangled in power lines and took out more than a dozen utility poles in a crash that left more than a thousand people without power yesterday.

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The incident happened on the morning of Monday, July 23, in Henrietta, New York, according to WHEC.

Police say that the dump truck driver left the Rush-Henrietta High School parking lot with his dump bed raised. As he travelled along Lehigh Station Road, the raised bed became entangled with several power lines and finally ended up pulling down 15 utility poles.

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Because of the live power lines, many drivers — including the dump truck driver –had to be rescued from their vehicles. More than 1200 households lost power because of the incident.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

The dump truck driver, who is employed by Farrari Excavating, has twenty years of driving experience and is not sure how the incident happened.

Police say that they intend to file charges.