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MACON, GA – About a hundred residential customers lost power last Sunday night, October 24, when a semi trailer truck got tangled in and pulled down electrical power lines in Bibb County, Georgia. The single vehicle truck accident occurred near the intersection of Britt Drive and Napier Avenue in the city of Macon, GA. The accident area is in the center part of Georgia, about 101 miles northeast of Phenix City, Alabama and about 136 miles southwest of North Augusta, South Carolina.

On Sunday evening, Oct. 24, an unidentified person was driving a semi tractor trailer truck through the city of Macon in Bibb County, GA. The trailer section of the semi had the logo for Hart Transportation, Inc. a trucking company based out of Jacksonville, Florida. At this time it is not known where the driver was headed or the cargo in the trailer.

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The truck accident occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening as the truck driver turned east onto Britt Drive. When the semi tractor went through the intersection of Napier Avenue the cab or trailer section of truck got snagged on the electrical power lines that spanned across the street.

It appears the driver may not have realized right away and the semi trailer truck dragged the power lines up the block, breaking the connection and cutting off power in the area. At least two street lights were also taken out in the truck accident, and the neighborhood was plunged into darkness. Once the driver became aware that he had snagged the power lines he brought the semi truck to a stop.

No other persons or vehicles were involved in the truck accident.

Rescue teams from the Macon-Bibb Fire Dispatch Department rushed to the scene of the truck accident. The truck driver was able to get out of the 18 wheeler’s cab and was not injured in the accident.

Police shut down several roads surrounding the truck accident site including a section of Napier Avenue between Grand Avenue and Park Street, diverting traffic and pedestrians to other roads. They secured the area and checked for any live wires that might have fallen onto the ground.

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Crews from Georgia Power also responded to the truck accident scene and began to work on restoring power to the neighborhood. According to officials the power outages affected about one hundred homes on Napier Avenue in the area between Park Street and Brookdale Avenue.

The residential homes were without power for several hours after the truck accident, with the electricity coming back on around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.

Macon Police are reconstructing the truck accident however they have not released the findings of their preliminary investigations. It is not known if the power lines were hanging too low over the road or if the semi trailer was on a street that had height restrictions against large commercial vehicles.

No charges have been brought against the driver of the semi at this time pending completion of the truck accident investigation.

Gordon Elias & Seely, LLP recommend that if you know anyone who has been injured or killed as the result of a commercial truck accident involving a semi truck, 18 wheeler, big rig, tractor trailer or bus, tell them to immediately contact a qualified truck accident lawyer for advice. Often times the truck company and the truck driver will be from other states other than where the accident occurred. Truck accident attorneys often times have relationships with other experienced truck accident attorneys licensed in other states. Gordon, Elias & Seely LLP are licensed in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Washington, DC and have informal relationships with other truck accident lawyers. For more information, visit their page about Georgia truck accidents or call 800.773.6770.

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