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No one injured after runaway truck crashes into power pole in East Vancouver

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Runaway truck crashes into power pole in East Vancouver
WATCH: Investigators are on scene after a runaway truck crashes into a power pole in East Vancouver – Jun 8, 2017

Vancouver police are investigating after a runaway truck crashed into a power pole in East Vancouver Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators tell Global News an unoccupied dump truck was being loaded at the rear of a construction site in the north lane of East 5th Avenue near Lillooet Street just before 1:30 p.m. when it unexpectedly began to roll down the lane.

The truck coasted east down the lane, through Lillooet Street, and continued as it crashed in a power pole, a garage and other property before coming to a stop nearly halfway down the block.

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Luckily, no one was injured.

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Officers from the Vancouver Police Department’s Collision Investigation Unit are working to determine what happened and if steps can be taken to avoid a similar incident in the future.

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