Driver ‘shocked’ following Bristol truck accident


BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman has been taken to the hospital after saying she had been shocked while passing a motor vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck that took down power lines.

Shortly before 11:00 Friday morning, a FedEx truck turned onto South Street in Bristol. The top of the truck struck a low power line across the roadway. As the truck continued down South Street, the utility pole snapped causing the wires to wrap around the truck, trapping the male driver in the vehicle.

Ever Source arrived on scene to shut down the power. The male driver was then allowed to exit the vehicle and reported no injuries.

As the wires were pulled down by the truck, another vehicle was passing the scene and the female operator reported that she had been shocked as she passed the accident.

She was conscious and alert at the scene. She was transported to Bristol Hospital for evaluation.

The intersection of South Street, Union Street, and Church Street is closed while crews repair the damage. Police estimate the repair will take approximately eight hours. Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes.

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