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Truck lifted off ground while cutting tree in Iberia Parish

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 14:37:11-04

A truck trimming a tree in an Iberia Parish neighborhood is now upright.

Residents in New Iberia say the truck was turned on its side after a tree the company was cutting lifted the truck.

Courtesy of Keith Whitaker

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office tells KATC that there were no injuries in this incident and the trimming service was taking care of uprighting that vehicle.

The incident happened on Russel Street just outside the city of New Iberia. Firefighters were also on the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office tells KATC that there are no current reports of damage from the incident but residents say there is damage to the roof and gutters of a home that occurred when the truck pushed down on several powerlines.

They say the incident was an accident and may have been caused because of the wet ground where the truck was parked. The truck has been successfully removed from the area.

Keith Whitaker