Associated Press
September 16, 2013

Falling light pole struck by vehicle kills man

PHOENIX (AP) — A freak accident in Phoenix has claimed the life of a 25-year-old man.

Police say the man was killed instantly Sunday evening when he was struck by a falling light pole. It fell after being hit by one of two vehicles involved in a collision at a midtown intersection.

Police say the pedestrian was walking away from the intersection and might not have seen the pole falling.

“It’s one in a million,” Jeff Gullick, who lives nearby, told KSAZ-TV ( “I can’t believe somebody was standing right under that pole when it happened.”

The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

Injuries to people in the vehicles involved in the collision were not life-threatening.

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