After a car crashes into a pole in south region of Palmas, more than 3,800 residents of four blocks were left in the dark. The accident happened around 7 pm and images show the moment when a blackout occurred in the region. (see video above)
The video was released by Energisa, the concessionaire responsible for providing the service. In total, 3,852 people were without electricity in blocks 205 South, 207 South, 305 South and 307 South.
On impact, the transformer pole was knocked down. The front of the vehicle was completely destroyed. Firefighters said they found the driver seated with a wound to his forehead. He even said he fell asleep while driving and ended up crashing his car into the pole. The team performed the care and immobilized the spine and then took it to the North UPA.
Energisa employees carried out maneuvers on the grid shortly after the collision and supply was restored to 1,200 residents. At around 8:10 pm, more than 2,500 also had energy at home again. The hit post will need to be replaced.
Situation in which the car was left after hitting the pole — Photo: Energisa/Disclosure
In the event of an accident involving a power pole, Energisa advises that, as far as possible, those involved or witnesses remain calm and immediately call the Fire Department (193) and Energisa itself (0800 721 3330).
When the vehicle is safe, occupants must wait for rescue inside the vehicle and never touch or approach any power cord.
The orientation is that people do not approach the collision site. With the impact of the crash, the power cables can break and fall into the vehicle or the ground.
From January to July this year, 250 poles were knocked down in accidents in the state. The installation of a new structure can take three to four hours and the average cost of replacement is R$3,000, but can reach R$30,000 if you have a transformer and other equipment. The damage is paid by the driver responsible for the accident.
Accident left courts without power — Photo: Energisa/Disclosure
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