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A Light Pole Fell On 3 Girls In Hyde Park And Broke One Girl's Leg

By Mae Rice in News on May 2, 2016 6:39PM

Photo via H. Michael Miley on Flickr

Three girls were hit by a falling light pole in Hyde Park on Monday morning, police said. The impact broke one girl's leg.

A police sergeant saw the pole fall on the three girls at about 11 a.m., police said, in the 5200 block of South Lake Park. The sergeant and "some citizens" lifted the pole off the girls.

One girl, age 16, suffered a broken leg, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "serious condition," police said. The other two girls, ages unknown, were taken to University of Chicago Hospitals as a precaution.

"They didn't have any visible injuries," a Chicago Police Department spokesperson told Chicagoist.

So far, it's unknown why the light pole fell, police said.