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Dramatic Crash Cuts Power To Mississauga Neighbourhood

Sparks flew Thursday morning after a dramatic crash between a tow truck driver, a Mississauga Transit bus and a concrete hydro pole.

It happened around 9am near Dundas Street West and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

After careening into the bus, the tow truck driver ended up wrapped around a hydro pole – the impact cutting power to the immediate area.

“I was coming out the door to walk my dog and there was a large flash. Then I saw all the cars coming and the ambulance,” described witness John Ledlow.

Hydro crews were on the scene trying to stabilize the pole and straighten the sagging wires.

“We use a crane all the time to set these poles because they weigh in the neighbourhood of about 9,000 pounds. Our two trucks can lift them, but we use a crane quite a bit. But concretes don’t break very often. It’s a rarity,” revealed Enersource employee Barry Vannorman.

Miraculously, the driver walked away from the crash with no serious injuries and the driver and six passengers on the bus were unharmed.

Power has been fully restored, but officials estimate the repairs will cost $20,000.

Police believe speed may have been a factor in the collision.