On Friday evening, a SECO Energy first class lineman driving a 55-foot material handler bucket truck traveling north on Highway 441 in Lady Lake made contact with another vehicle. The accident occurred near the intersection of 441 and Eagles Nest Road.
In an attempt to minimize contact with the vehicle that crossed his path unexpectedly, the SECO bucket truck driver swerved and left the roadway. The bucket truck made contact with Duke Energy electric lines.
The truck’s energized contact with the lines resulted in significant damage to the bucket truck. Thankfully, the SECO Energy employee operating the truck escaped the vehicle and does not appear to be seriously injured.
While no serious injuries were apparent, the driver of the other vehicle was cited, and an occupant was transported to a medical facility as a caution.