Pole Saves Pole: Lamppost Rescues Pedestrian in Poland

This woman can credit a lamp pole with saving her life.

ByABC News
December 2, 2016, 10:00 AM

— -- A pedestrian in the central Polish city of Kalisz can credit a lamppost with saving her life.

Surveillance cameras captured the tense moment when a woman narrowly escaped catastrophe. She was walking along a sidewalk next to a building situated at busy intersection in Kalisz, Poland.

At the same time, a white car was attempting to make a left turn adjacent to the building. Suddenly, a black sedan enters the frame and hits the white car, causing the sedan to careen toward the building, with the pedestrian in its path.

The sedan instead crashes into a lamppost on the sidewalk, just inches away from the woman, bringing the out-of-control vehicle to a stop and saving the pedestrian’s life.

No one was seriously injured in the crash, according to The Associated Press.