Box truck catches wire, pulls pole down

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)
A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A box truck caught a guy wire holding up a power pole in front of the Bridgeport Brewery, toppling the pole onto a tanker truck and causing the transformer to crush a parked car.

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)r pole in the 1400 block of NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News, Ole Olson)

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)

The accident on NW 14th between Marshal and Northrup happened late Tuesday morning, officials said.

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)

A truck caught a wire and pulled down a power pole and transformer that crushed this car on NW Northrup, July 30, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ole Olson)

The yeast-hauling tanker truck needed a place to park, and the driver of the box truck moved his vehicle. But as he did he caught the wire and caused the crash.

In all four vehicles were damaged — a tanker truck, a chemical truck and two cars.

More than 230 customers lost their electricity, PGE officials said. Power is expected to be restored by Tuesday evening.

The area along 14th between NW Lovejoy and NW Northrup is closed at this time.

No one was hurt.

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