Reported accidents involving utility company drivers has been a trend in recent headlines, with the latest occurrences in Oregon and Georgia.

In Portland, Ore., the driver of a Century Link truck was driving down a steep and icy road Dec. 12 when the vehicle began to slide out of control. Firefighters said the driver was able to jump out of the truck before it slid down a ravine and caught fire, according to

A Century Link spokesperson told KPTV that the driver was not injured.

Then, in Guyton, Ga., a man driving in a pickup in Effingham County ran a stop sign and was hit by a Georgia Power truck, according to He was taken to a medical center and is expected to survive, reported the news source.

While neither of these incidents resulted in fatalities, unfortunately another life was claimed from the an accident earlier this month. Marisol Gonzalez, the 10-year-old girl hit Dec. 2 by an Orlando Utility Commission (OUC) truck while walking to school, passed away Dec. 12, more than a week after the accident. Click here for the news story.

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