HOWLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- A woman driving through a construction site in Howland experienced a close call on Wednesday when electrical lines fell on top of her car.
Beverly Ireland was driving through a new traffic circle that's being built on Coffin Street and Lagrange Road. The lines fell on her car at about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ireland was stuck inside the vehicle for more than an hour while Bangor Hydro crews worked to cut power to the lines.
Responders on the scene say the lines fell after one of Cianbro's boom trucks caught a telephone line as it was passing through the round about. Crews with the company have been working on the site for months to ease traffic flow going over a nearby bridge.
The truck kept going after it hit the lines causing them to come down.
"I arrived I found the Cianbro truck had caught the wires and pulled the poles down," said Deputy Peter Stone with the Penobscot County Sheriffs Office, "apparently he drove off from the construction scene here with his boom still up on his truck."
The accident left about 1,100 Bangor Hydro customers without power. Crews were finally able to lift the lines off the car at around 11:15 a.m. Ireland was not hurt.
Both Cianbro and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.