Video: Semi drives through downed power lines near Tenn. cops directing traffic

The driver of the semi reportedly did not see an officer directing them away from the power lines that had overtaken a roadway


By Ashley Silver
Police1

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Dash cam footage released by the Cookeville (Tenn.) Police Department shows a close call between officers, a semi and downed power lines.

According to WSMV News, the driver of the semi reportedly did not see an officer directing them away from downed power lines that had overtaken a roadway. Video shows the semi driving through the power lines, causing the lines to snap and sparks of electricity to fly.

The officer was not injured, but the Cookeville Police Department wants drivers to use this as a learning experience to be more cautious when driving around emergency vehicles.

“Take note of your surroundings, it could save a life,” the Cookeville Police Department shared on Facebook.

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