Man runs head-on into traffic light

2015-09-22 09:34
A group of people gather around the robot that was knocked down by the man.

A group of people gather around the robot that was knocked down by the man. (Safe City)

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Pietermaritzburg - A man reportedly ran head-first into a traffic light at a busy intersection on Monday, breaking the metal from the ground and sending it crashing on to a minibus taxi.

The incident, which according to a source left the bystanders chuckling, was caught by Safe City cameras.

According to the camera operators who keep watch over the city centre, two men were seen trying to apprehend another man wearing a striped shirt and cap on Church Street at about 07:00 on Monday.

With the man tightly held down, the men escorted the unknown man towards Retief Street where an angry group of about 20 people were pointing to him.

It is believed that the man broke free from his captors and bolted across the road where he slammed face-first into a traffic light. The impact uprooted the traffic signal structure and it fell on a taxi parked behind it.

It is unclear what happened to the man. The police said the man was not found and they are uncertain of his whereabouts.

When Safe City’s reaction unit arrived on the scene, they reportedly spoke to the taxi driver who gave his account of the incident.

The passenger side of the taxi was reported damaged and live wires were exposed on the side of the road.

(Safe City)

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