ME: Monster truck clips a power line at show, toppling utility poles in spectator area

Source: SFGate

“A lobster-themed monster truck performing for spectators in Maine clipped an aerial power line, toppling several utility poles and sending two people to hospitals, police said. Others suffered minor injuries. The Topsham Fairgrounds was hosting the monster truck event on Saturday when a vehicle dubbed the Crushstation bounced up a ramp, went airborne and hit the power line. Video showed people scrambling as the snagged line triggered a cascade of events with several utility poles and a transformer falling near the grandstands, with live wires on the ground. Two people were transported to hospitals and others suffered minor injuries, Topsham police reported. The driver of the truck was not injured. ” (06/02/24)