WATCH: Winnipeg light standard falls onto car

Global News

WINNIPEG – It was a scary moment for drivers in Elmwood last week when a light standard suddenly fell onto a car waiting at an intersection.

“It’s very fortunate no one got hurt — that is the main thing,” said Peter Harzan, who captured the incident on his work’s security camera. “If that would’ve landed on the windshield or in the window, it would have been quite different. Luckily it just bounced off the hood.”

The light standard at the corner of Watt Street and Chalmers Avenue fell April 9 just after 4 p.m.

It has since been replaced by city crews.

“I have never seen this happen before,” Harzan told Global News. “It has definitely given me concern about our infrastructure in general.”

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