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Pole Falls in Wakefield, Injuring Woman Pushing Stroller

Wakefield Police said a truck struck a light pole this morning, knocking the pole into the path of a woman pushing two children in a jogging stroller.

The children were not hurt, but the woman was struck by the pole and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The paving truck had made an illegal turn from North Avenue onto Prospect Street leading to the pole being struck, police added.

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WCVB photojournalist Stanley Forman tweeted this photo from the scene:

The driver is expected to be cited for making an illegal turn, and additional charges are possible, police said.

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