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Father and Child Trapped in Car Under Live Power Lines in Roselle

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Father and Child Trapped with Power Lines Over Car in Tues. Morning Accident Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - Linden Police and Roselle Fire Dept. responded to a two-vehicle accident that left a father and child trapped with live power lines down over their car after hitting a utility pole.

The accident took place at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, at the corner of St. George Avenue and Rivington Avenue.

Roselle fire officials said that the two stayed in their car until workers were able to get the power lines turned off. No injuries were reported.

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The street was closed to traffic Tuesday afternoon while the crews worked to replace the pole. 

In July, a woman in Fanwood was electrocuted when she exited her car after live wires fell on it.

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