A 16-year-old girl was leg was broken by a falling light pole Monday morning in the South Side Hyde Park neighborhood.
Three students were walking in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue at about 11 a.m. when the city light police suddenly collapsed onto them, according to Chicago Police.
A Chicago Police sergeant and a group of bystanders witnessed the incident and were able to pull the pole off the 16-year-old, police said. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Two other students were taken to University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital as a precaution, police said. Neither had visible injuries.