16-year-old girl injured by falling light pole in Hyde Park

- A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured by a falling light pole Monday morning in the South Side Hyde Park neighborhood.

The city light pole fell on three students in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue about 11 a.m., according to Chicago Police.

A Chicago Police sergeant and a group of bystanders pulled the pole off the 16-year-old, police said. She was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a leg fracture.

Two other students were taken to University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital as a precaution, police said. Neither had visible injuries.

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