ArchivesJune 2010Truck snags wires; cuts poles

Truck snags wires; cuts poles

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At least two barangays of Piapi and Bantayan were without electricity for about 12 hours last Friday after a cargo truck hit some electric wires and knocked down three electric posts in barangay Bantayan. {{more}}

The 10-wheeler truck, owned by Samuel Ong and driven by Richard Lara, had just left the Beer na Beer warehouse along Hibbard Avenue in Bantayan and was heading south when the incident happened at around 4:30 a.m.

Lara told the MetroPost that the trailer of his truck snagged the low telephone wires that brought down the pole that it was attached to.

However, a witness said the reason why the truck hit the wires was because the cover of the trailer was open.

“There was someone in there,” the witness, who declined to be identified, said.

The truck, the witness said, first snagged the wires upon leaving the warehouse but the driver just kept going. “My house shook as if it was hit by an earthquake,” he said.

The workers at the Beer na Beer warehouse had initially complained that the wires were hanging too low, but the witness pointed out that the reason the truck snagged the wires was because the trailer cover was open.

The witness said he is ready to testify should the Noreco and the cable TV and phone companies file a case against the truck owner.

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