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Police release photos of truck that knocked down pole in Halifax hit and run

The telephone pole also swung into the road, striking an SUV traveling in the opposite direction.

A picture of the truck suspected in the hit and run.


A picture of the truck suspected in the hit and run.

Police are releasing photos of a truck they say was involved in a Halifax hit and run last week that knocked a telephone pole into another car.

At 6:50 p.m. last Friday, Halifax Regional Police said in a release that a large truck was travelling north on Barrington Street with the boom elevated.

As it drove under the MacDonald Bridge, the boom hooked onto power and telephone lines, bringing down part of a telephone pole and causing damage.

The pole swung into the road and hit with the side of an SUV travelling in the opposite direction, police said.

The man driving the SUV was not injured, but his car sustained major damage. He was unable to catch the license plate for the truck or any company logos since it was dark at the time.

The truck is described as red in colour, and police said the driver appears to have stopped, lowered the boom, and drove away after the collision.

Police noted the colour of the truck is red, but appears different in the shared photos due to the camera filters.

Anyone with information about this incident or the driver of the truck is asked to call police at 902-490-5016, or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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