Posted by: DO/Monday, December 11, 2017/Categories: In The News
“Whenever a power line is involved, even a minor accident can become tragic,” said Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Staying put for all involved, and warning passersby to stay away, too, cannot be stressed enough. Only after a first responder arrives on scene and says it’s OK, should you get out.”
Staying put may go against a driver’s first inclination; you want to get out and check the car and see if everyone around is OK. Teenagers, especially, might fret that “dad is going to kill me!” But stepping out of the car immediately after striking a utility pole may KILL YOU — for real. Here’s why
Power lines fall. When a pole is struck, power lines and hardware can break loose from their insulated perches atop the pole.
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