Pole Saves Pole: Lamppost Rescues Pedestrian in Poland

PHOTO: A pedestrian in the Polish city of Kalisz can credit a lamp pole with saving her life. PlayABC News
WATCH Lamp Post Saves Woman From Out-of-Control Car

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.