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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A big rig driver was unharmed on Monday after a crash that left energized power lines atop his vehicle.

The accident in the 1600 block of South Staunton Avenue was reported about 8:35 a.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The trucker remained in the cab of the vehicle until the lines were de-energized, Humphrey said. He did not suffer any injuries.

The incident marked the second traffic accident in one week involving energized wires after two women rushing to help a motorist whose SUV had crashed in the Valley Village area on Wednesday night were electrocuted by water energized by wires that were exposed when the vehicle toppled a light pole.

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