Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scary accident at the Mall

Scary accident at the Mall

I have heard before about accidents were people have been killed by falling flagpoles. It has been very windy in Haninge this week, and earlier today this flagpole broke and fell to the ground near one of the entrances to the Haninge mall. The ambulance arrived just a few minutes before I took this photo. A group of people had gathered, and this police officer was trying to remove the heavy flagpole. Someone must have been badly hurt. Not sure who is responsible for looking after the flag poles, has to be the municipality or the mall. I stopped at the cafe after taking this photon where two of my friends were busy working on their laptops, so we searched online for news about this incident, but didn't find anything.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

Photo reporteur, j'espere surtout que personne n'a ete blesse. mais ta question est bonne, qui est responsable ? cela depend qui gere la route et le rond-point ?

Jack said...

It is a dramatic photo, Steffe. The broken pole could do serious damage if it hit someone. I hope that any injuries were minor.

Sailor said...

Yes very Dramatic!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I had never heard of flag poles falling over. That could certainly be a hazard for pedestrians and drivers. In the USA there would surely be a lawsuit.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Ouch, hope no-one was seriously hurt.

brattcat said...

Do let us know if you hear any more.

RedPat said...

What are the chances? That's the last thing you would expect.

Mark said...

A dramatic capture

Steffe said...

A flickr contact found an article about the accident. The flagpole nearly hit a 45-year old man. Luckily no one was injured, although the man was obviously chocked by the incident. The flagpoles are supposedly made by a material that would never break like it did here! There are a number of flagpoles here and they will all be taken down for testing now.

Andy said...

A good photo of daily life in action. Most people do not get to scenes like this.

Leif Hagen said...

Oj da! They just don't make flagpoles like they used to! Glad no one was seriously hurt!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I'm glad to read the update that no one was hurt. That would be scary. Reminder that life is fragile, live for the moment.

Maggie Malone said...

Oh, this news is very alarming! Thank goodness nobody was hurt! Anyway, since this incident happened two years ago, what happened to the pole? I wish the locals decided to remove it. It's really a great hazard to the people walking by.

Maggie Malone

Stefan Jansson said...

It was replaced with a new pole the folloving day.