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VIDEO: Snarled in downed power line, SUV nearly flips on Echo Park street

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The natural world turned just short of upside down for the driver of an SUV on Thursday morning when the vehicle was clotheslined by low-hanging cable across Glendale Boulevard.

NBC LA reports that the accidental booby trap — which lifted the SUV off the ground and slammed  it down into the back of a truck  — was the result of an earlier single-vehicle accident in Echo Park that knocked down a pole and left power lines low and stretched out on the street.

At least three vehicles were thought to be involved in a series of crashes along that section of road. One individual was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Their identity and the extent of the injuries were not immediately known. Northbound lanes and one southbound lane were temporarily closed to clear away hazards.

VIDEO | The vehicle's amazing non-stunt stunt was caught on video —

 

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