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Truck takes out power pole, injures four

Dec 10, 2020 02:04PM ● By Becky Ginos

By Becky Ginos | [email protected]

BOUNTIFUL—Several people were injured Thursday morning when a truck came careening down 400 North and slammed into multiple cars and took out a power pole, leaving parts of the city without power.

The accident happened just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of 400 North and 400 East. The truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit two cars and then plowed into several parked cars. 

“That pole was one of our main transmission lines,” said Bountiful Power & Light Director Allen Johnson. “It covers roughly from 400 North to 1800 South on the east side. We had to reroute that. It probably took about 30 minutes to isolate and get the power back on.”

Johnson said the truck also took out the traffic controller (signal). “It exploded and the pedestal it’s on so we’ll have to put in a new one. We’ll have a temporary one up and running sometime tonight.”

The accident injured four people with one in critical condition. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital. Investigators are looking at possible brake failure for allegedly causing the accident.