Garbage truck takes out power lines, blocks of Gold Coast street

A close call for a Gold Coast garbo this morning, after their truck crashed into a power pole in Southport.

It happened along Bay Street near Rawlins Street just before 6.00 am, with emergency services called to the scene.

A JJ Richards truck had collided with a power pole, bringing down power lines.


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There were reports the driver remained in the vehicle, but firefighters found that he was out of the truck when they arrived.

Crews quickly disconnected power and waited for Energex to come and repair the damage.

The area was blocked off briefly while this happened.

Luckily, no major power outage has been reported in the wider Southport area, and no injuries have been reported just yet.

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The t**le of this article is a bit strange….