Dump truck takes out power lines

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Photo by Cheyene Henderson‎

A dump truck knocked out power in the area of Sugarmill Woods Thursday after the driver failed to lower the bed of the truck.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Timothy Eugene Greenville, 52, thought he had lowered the bed of the truck as he was leaving the construction site.

Greenville said he did not realize he the bed was still raised until it was too late.

When the truck pulled out, it caught the power lines, pulling them down, and nearly snapped the utility pole in half.

He was pulling out from the 7-Eleven building site off of U.S. 19.

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative arrived on the scene a short time later and began repairs.

No one was injured.