What to do if an Electrical Wire Falls on Your Vehicle

There’s a wind advisory but you have to go somewhere. You get in your car but before you can start it up you hear a thump and notice that a power line has just fallen on your car. What do you do?

According to experts, the best thing to do is to stay put. Because of the rubber in the tires, the electricity will flow over the car and you will be safe inside.

DO NOT GET OUT! Trying to exit the vehicle could result in electrocution as the electricity, flowing through the ground can now flow through you as soon as you step outside.

Call 911 and advise them of the situation. They will respond and bring someone from the power company to determine whether the power line is live or not. Until them just stay put.

 

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