Like dominoes the nine electrical posts fell after the first being struck by an SUV at 5:40 am New Year’s Day.
The accident occurred in the area of the Banco Nacional in La Uruca, forcing interruption of power service in the area. The Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) says power will be restored by 6pm.
The Policia de Transito say the cause of the accident is s
till unknown as the driver and passenger fo the Toyota were still in shock, waiting treatment at the Hospital Mexico close by.
Several blocks are affected by the power failure. The estimated damage is to exceed ¢45 million colones. Each of the nine posts have a value of some ¢1 million colones, to which there is the value of cable and the cost of new ironwork, machinery and labour that is working overtime during a legal holiday.
Source: La Nacion