Pickup breaks utility pole, cuts power

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No injuries in accident

A male driver and a female passenger escaped injury when the pickup they were in crashed into a utility pole on Anderson Avenue in St. John’s just past 3 p.m. today shutting power off in that area of the city.

The driver apparently swerved to avoid hitting a dog and crashed into the pole.

Power was expected to be out for several hours into the evening as crews install a new pole reconnect downed wires.

Newfoundland Power, Rogers TV and Bell Aliant crews were on the scene to take care of their respective utilities. The section of Anderson Avenue was closed from Freshwater Road to Gosling Street and Whiteway Street.

Organizations: Newfoundland Power, Bell Aliant

Geographic location: Anderson Avenue, Freshwater Road, Gosling Street Whiteway Street

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  • Frank
    June 12, 2013 - 10:32

    Eugene Nippard will be looking for a cull of dogs now or maybe fence all roads in the city.

  • ITS SIMPLE
    June 11, 2013 - 21:09

    I have been a pet lover all my life, always had both dogs and cats, but they were never allowed to roam to cause this type of thing, or disturb my neighbours. I would never hurt an animal intentionally, never in my wildest dreams, I know its reaction to the incident at the time to swerve to avoid but if it means endangering a loved one and doing this much damage, and I got a second thought, the dog would have to go, sorry!