Man shocked by downed power lines after car crash

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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 9:14 am

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) - A man was shocked by downed power lines after crashing his car into a utility pole and trying to walk away.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports 19-year-old William Edgar McDonald of Crestview was speeding early Sunday morning when his car spun out of control. The car hit a road sign, went into a ditch and hit the power pole.

Northwest Florida Daily News reports a witness told authorities McDonald revved his engine after hitting the pole. He then got out of the car and started walking up a hill when the witness said he tried to warn McDonald of the downed power lines.

FHP says McDonald was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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