Dump Truck Knocks Power Out, Closes Intersection

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

HARRISONBURG - The intersection of Vine Street and Old Furnace Road is closed due to an accident that happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of a dump truck was traveling with the bed of the truck in a raised position. As he drove through the intersection the bed of the truck hit the traffic signals and overhead utilities.

Multiple crews are working to repair the lines. However, this intersection will be closed for several hours while the repairs are being made.

The driver of the dump truck, Dorman Mongold, 64, of Fulks Run, is charged with reckless driving, failure to secure load and defective equipment.

Three other cars were damaged when the overhead utilities and traffic signals were struck and fell down.

One person was taken to RMH as a precautionary measure.


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