New Jersey dump truck takes down power lines

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Police say this dump truck was traveling with a raised bed when it brought down power lines this week in Manchester Township, N.J.
Police say this dump truck was traveling with a raised bed when it brought down power lines this week in Manchester Township, N.J.
Manchester Township Police Department

A dump truck driver traveling with a raised bed took down power lines in New Jersey this week.

Police in Manchester Township, which is roughly 50 miles north of Atlantic City, say they arrived on scene Tuesday on County Road 547 to find a severed utility pole on top of a 2000 Kenworth.

The Manchester Township Police Department posted on their Facebook page that the 33-year-old driver was not injured and that his bed was partially raised when he struck the power lines and brought down a utility pole.

While the investigation is still ongoing, police report that “driver error appears to be the primary contributing factor.”

Regarding the collision, a Facebook user commented, "We've all seen those YouTube videos of trucks on the road with the bed up taking down wires, signs and bridges yet they keep doing it."