“Oh my God what just happened!!!”
“I don’t know, are you all right, you’re bleeding.”
“I am? I think so, what is this thing in our car?”
“The top of a power pole?”
“Oh my God, we’re going to get electricuted!”
“Don’t move, stay still, help will come.”

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Hélène Vaillant at WILLOW POETRY has a photo prompt that jump started this story. 

Weekly challenge

This is my first time here at What Do You See. When I saw this fabulous prompt I thought of something that happened south of Seattle, near the Museum of Flight yesterday, as a massive storm descended on the area. (This is not Ethel & Cheryl speaking for a change) 

Two people nearly died after a massive power pole impaled their windshield in a chain reaction that brought down one pole after another. First responders called it a miracle that the people survived the massive power pole crashing on top of their car as they frantically worked to get them out alive. The pole that toppled onto the car still had live wires, posing a challenge for rescuers. Both were taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.


9 responses

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry | Reply

    What a story, amazing that they survived lived wires and pole crash. The things that happen to some people… Thank you for joining the challenge.

    1. It was something to see. Thanks for having me.

      1. Hélène - Willow Poetry

        Ok, I’ll go check the photo. Thanks Ted.

  2. God was with them that is for sure

  3. Wow! It’s hard to believe anyone could survive that.

  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry | Reply

    Incredible photo, someone was watching over those folks.

  5. I actually know someone who a power pole dropped on. It was back in the ’80’s and she was driving a big old Camero and the pole fell on the huge hood instead of the cabin, so no one was hurt.. What a way to come out of a drunk!! haha Excellent entry, Ted. Nice to see you here.

  6. Great story, the tension!

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