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Careless driver carrying an upright CRANE tears down power lines


This is the moment a driver transporting a crane ripped down electricity lines and downed a traffic pole after leaving the boom sticking into the air. 

Video shows the truck turning left onto Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington, North Carolina, and snagging on the overhead wires, causing sparks to fly into the air.

Shockingly, the driver appears oblivious to the damage and continues on with the crane still upright and slams into a traffic light, showering debris onto nearby cars.

Video shows the truck turning left onto Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington, North Carolina, and snagging on the overhead wires, causing sparks to fly into the air

Video shows the truck turning left onto Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington, North Carolina, and snagging on the overhead wires, causing sparks to fly into the air

The video was filmed on June 29 and recently surfaced online. 

‘We see traffic poles get taken down quite often, but this one is quite different. It’s a crane truck,’ firefighter Natosha Vincent told WECT 6.

‘It’s affected one of our busiest intersections in the city the weekend before Fourth of July. 

‘We are anxious to get it back up and running, and I know everybody else is ready for it to be done as well.’

Nearly 120 customers lost power at 9.19am due to the broken power lines.  

Nearly a dozen workers managed to restore power to nearby all the homes and businesses by 10am. Another team worked on repairing the traffic pole.

The driver was cited for failure to secure a load, police said.

Shockingly, the driver appears oblivious to the damage and continues on with the crane still upright and slams into a traffic light

This knocks the traffic light onto the road.

Shockingly, the driver appears oblivious to the damage and continues on with the crane still upright and slams into a traffic light (left) knocking it onto the road (right)



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