WATCH: A Bird Caused This Explosion
BOURNE, Massachusetts — Police released video Tuesday of a tractor-trailer smashing through a telephone pole in Massachusetts, causing it to explode.
The crash happened just before noon April 21 in the area of MacArthur Boulevard.
The 63-year-old driver said a bird flew into his window and hit him in the head, causing him to swerve.
The vehicle was towing nearly 12,000 gallons of fuel when it plowed through a live telephone pole.
In the video, you can see the pole exploding as the driver tries to regain control. A motorist following the truck captured the incident on a high-quality dash cam.
The truck driver was cited for failure to stay within marked lanes and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
No one was injured in the crash.