Falling Light Pole Injures HS Soccer Player, Referee

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Emergency personnel were called to a soccer field Saturday to tend to two people injured by a falling light pole.

Arkansas TV station KFSM reports that a player and an official participating in a game at Clarksville High School were rushed to the hospital after being struck by the pole. Video of the incident was captured on social media.

@racaldwe⁩ High School boys tournament at Clarksville, Mena vs Dardanelle, Sat, 3/9/19. Wind broke light pole, Mena player with cuts to head and leg, referee with both bones broken in leg. Both taken to hospital via ambulance pic.twitter.com/au4mPMtVAu

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