Car accident with power pole

If your vehicle or equipment contacts a power line, stay put. call SaskPower at 310-2220 or call 911 if it’s an emergency. Stay put until help arrives.

If your vehicle is on fire and you must exit:

  • Make sure no wires are in your way.
  • Stand in doorway, cross arms, put feet together.
  • Jump as far as possible, land with feet together.
  • Do not touch the vehicle.
  • Keep arms crossed, feet together, and HOP at least 10 metres to safety.

Fallen Poles or Lines

If you see an accident involving a power pole, fallen line or transformer:

  • Park at least 10 metres away from any fallen power lines
  • Assess the situation before getting out of your vehicle
  • Don’t touch the vehicle, power pole, fallen line or transformer as they may be energized
  • Call 911 and provide a description of the scene to the operator. Detail the electrical hazard as best as you can.
  • Stay back at least 10 metres
  • Wait for emergency personnel to arrive

Watch How it's Done

Check out this video to see how to exit your car safely.

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