Sparks Fly When Driver Accidentally Hits Fallen Power Line

A semi-truck driver in Tennessee struck a fallen power line, “narrowly missing” a police officer on the scene and causing sparks to fly, according to the Cookeville Police Department.

Police said that roadways were closed as electric crews worked to repair a broken utility pole after a single-vehicle accident.

Video posted by the Cookeville Police Department on Tuesday shows sparks flying as a truck driver hits a fallen power line.

The police department asked drivers to “be cautious when you see emergency vehicles and take note of your surroundings.” Though “no one was injured in this incident,” it could “save a life,” they said. Credit: Cookeville Police Department via Storyful

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