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Accident on North Broadway

May 9, 2013

Staff photo by Josh Moniz An accident occurred at 15th North and Broadway at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday....

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middleclassworker

May-09-13 1:40 AM

Light poles are designed to tip over upon being struck with a certain amount of force. This is to minimize the injuries to the occupants of the vehicle and preserve the pole base, which is much more difficult to replace than the pole, as it goes about 6 feet into the ground and is made of reinforced concrete.

So, what went wrong? Either the pole did not function as intended, or that is a really poorly built, unsafe car.

Best wishes to the driver and his passengers. Here's to a speedy recovery.

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newulm67

May-09-13 7:52 AM

I thought that he was in Brown County jail.

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schnurrer

May-09-13 9:59 AM

Im no expert on the designs of light poles, but I have to agree with "Middleclassworker" something failed big time. Best wishes to those involved.

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Achtungnu

May-09-13 10:41 AM

Those are some great bolts! He must have dropped his pipe or he was checking out the babes at DQ. Jail was cheaper now WE are paying for medical bills.

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