• Man escapes after downed wire falls across parked vehicle

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    A man was trapped in his parked car Thursday afternoon after a strong storm knocked live electrical wires down onto a row of vehicles in Hampton.

    Emergency crews responding to the incident used a bullhorn to tell the man to stay in the car in a parking lot around Route 8 until they could clear him.

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    He later exited the vehicle safely, but the wire was left hanging from a pole as a Duquesne Light crew worked to end the dangerous situation.

    “We were in the Burger King and went to place an order and all of a sudden the power stopped and then someone came running and said, ‘Call the police, the wire broke,’” said witness Adal Roy.


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