Truck brings down poles and wires on Detroit's west side

Around 2:15 p.m. DTE Energy got the call of multiple utility poles down along Clark Street. The worst of the damage is a pole in the back of a pick-up truck.
 
It started down the road roughly a 1/2 mile away when a truck backed into a low hanging power line causing damage and trapping some people in their homes.

At the corner of Clark and Porter, it looked like a tornado blew through the area. After talking to people on the wrong side of the downed wires, it sounded like one too.

“I was in the house – went to the basement.  I heard a noise like a circuit box," said neighbor Sherese Pasco.

Then there was a crash.

"It just seemed to happen so fast. Scary - thank god there were no kids out," said neighbor Deann Schiller.

Toys lie next to one fallen pole. Another pole dropped wires on a chain-link fence around a school. It offered perspective on how lucky everyone was that no one was hurt.

From the corner, it’s hard to tell what caused it. That answer could be found a few block away, where wires could be seen hanging from the back of a pickup truck.

"I'm going to go back down here and see if that guy can get out of the backyard. He hit - I'm talking, down there a ways. Dragged that cable and pulled it back into a backyard."

It’s believed the truck driver accidentally backed into a low hanging cable. The tension pulled down the poles causing the chaos at the corner.

DTE Energy says no one lost power or got hurt as they work to repair the damage.

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