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Semi crashes into utility pole, barely missing Salvation Army building

Posted at 12:02 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 13:02:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A driver crashed his semi-truck into a utility pole Monday morning, just missing a Salvation Army warehouse. 

According to the driver, he was trying to make a turn when he saw his truck wouldn’t make it under a bridge. The turn was too sharp, leading the semi to crash into a utility pole near northbound Troost at Truman.

The pole broke in half and landed on the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Warehouse.

Several charge lines fell onto the building as well. Employees were instructed not to go inside until power lines were cleared. 

Employees with Salvation Army said their biggest initial concern was the materials that were inside the warehouse. 

“The refrigerators and freezers are full of food for our Honk and Holler feeding program. They were concerned about those since the power’s out in the building, but they’re sealed up as long as we leave them alone,” Major Curtiss Hartley with Salvation Army said. “I’m sure the power company will have things going again soon.”

No serious injuries were reported.