Warning After Tipper Driver Escapes Electrocution

An HGV driver narrowly escaped death after his tipper collided with a power line and sent 33,000 volts coursing through the vehicle.

Power network operator Electricity North West (ENW) issued an urgent safety message following the serious incident in Lancashire.

Engineers were called to a site in Skelmersdale after the lorry struck overhead power lines. They discovered that as well as impacting the power network, the current from the lines had travelled through the truck and burst three of its tyres.

Fortunately, no injuries were sustained, and the engineers were able to make the network safe.

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