The mast hit a Georgia Power high voltage line coming from a substation across the street. The line, according to James Polite with the Atlanta Police Department, carries 115,000 volts of electricity.
The impact caused a loud explosion, destroyed the truck and also left a large crater under the vehicle.
But Jones and Raglin survived.
They both suffered smoke inhalation and burns and were transported to Grady Hospital in stable condition.
“Georgia Power workers on the scene were surprised anyone lived, said Polite in a statement. “The 115,000 volts traveled through the vehicle and ground, also hitting and destroying a water main which caused water to be out in the area.”
The incident did not cause any major extended problems for Georgia Power customers though. There was a very short outage in the area, according to Georgia Power officials. The incident de-energized a line but they were able to re-route electricity.
Crews have been on site to repair the line since early afternoon but are unsure when repairs will be complete.