NORTH ATTLEBORO (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say a truck driver
was injured when his northbound tractor trailer rig struck overhead power lines
that fell across Interstate 95 in North Attleboro.
The accident closed the highway for more than two hours Thursday afternoon
between Exits 4 and 5, backing up traffic for miles.
Police said truck driver stopped, got out of his rig, and suffered an
electrical shock. He was taken to Sturdy
Police said a second tractor trailer on the southbound side of the
interstate also struck the power lines and stopped. He was not injured. Police
said at least four cars were damaged in the accident.
The highway reopened after National Grid utility workers shut down power to
the lines and removed them.
Police said they are still investigating.
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