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Power pole slams through truck, narrowly missing driver

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A one-vehicle accident has caused a power outage in Longview Friday, and a truck driver narrowly escaped injury as a result of the incident.

The driver of a box truck pulled out onto the 800 block of West Cotton Street. He said that he reached down to grab his seat belt to fasten it, and lost control of his truck as a result.

The truck slammed into a power pole, snapping the pole in half. One of the broken halves speared the truck, narrowly missing the driver and puncturing the box of the truck.

The driver is safe, and no one else was involved or injured.

Power is out in a four-block area surrounding the scene of the accident.

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