Truck Pulls Down Wires, Damages Property & Car

September 3, 2015

This morning [Sept 3] a truck traveling on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish came into contact with low hanging wires, causing the utility pole to fall onto a nearby property, which resulted in some structural damage to a nearby residence, bus shelter and unoccupied motorcar.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:20am this morning [Sept 3] police responded to a report of a traffic incident involving a container truck, which occurred along North Shore Road near the junction with Radnor Road, Hamilton Parish.

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“It was reported that the truck which was traveling in an easterly direction came into contact with some low hanging wires in the area, causing the utility pole to uproot and fall onto a nearby property.

“As a result of this incident there was some structural damage caused to a nearby residence and bus shelter as well as damage caused to an unoccupied motorcar, however there were no reported injuries.

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“There was some traffic disruption during the earlier parts of the day however the roads have been cleared. At last check BELCO crews were in still in the process of restoring power to the affected areas.”

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  1. Iggrunce says:

    Happy to heareth twas nay a person in thine motorcar

  2. hmph says:

    Hope Belco will be paying for the damage with their rotting poles leaning over and tacky wires hanging all around. Meanwhile my fuel adjustment and MAINTENANCE charges…$$$$$

    • I smell da fish says:

      Actually the lower wires which were the culprits are Cablevision and BTC. BELCO’s wires are always at the top

  3. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    So the pole pierced the bus shelter…lucky no one was there waiting for the bus…or were there??

  4. mixitup says:

    Is it just me or what, but why can’t I figure out how that pole got stuck in the bus shelter like that? Maybe I’ve just had a long day I dunno.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    What is the minimum height that wires are supposed to be, 15′, 14′, 13.6″?

    Don’t blame BELCO wires. They are the highest on the pole.

    • I and I says:

      So true!From highest to lowest cables,BELCO ,TELCO ,or whatever they are named now and Cablevision!But wait,what name does cablevision go under now?

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  6. Noel says:

    Truck hits pole,
    truck drags pole
    taa daa pole stuck into shelter
    driver apparently didnt stop fast enough after hitting lines

  7. trump betty says:

    its all the OBA’s fault. vote PLP.

    • Rmeenswell says:

      Now Betty, go back to your corner and have another beer and stop being silly.

  8. Truck just reached de hell up deah an pulled dem damn lines right down….now dats an onry truck!