Arkansas Soccer Ref Gets Hit By Falling Light Pole During Match

A light pole takes out a referee during a soccer match

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Ever seen a light pole come crashing down during a soccer match and take out a ref’s leg? Now you have and it comes out of Arkansas where a referee suffered a broken leg and a player had head and leg injuries from the freak incident during high winds.

From KFSM:

Video obtained by 5NEWS shows the moment a stadium light pole fell Saturday (March 9), sending a referee and student to the hospital.

The event was taking place at Clarksville High School, and Mena and Dardanelle teams were on the field at the time.

The light pole fell amid high winds Saturday, with wind gusts upwards of 40 mph. In the video, one student scrambles away as the lights atop the pole narrowly miss him, while the referee appears to be pinned under the pole.

Michael Banning, Clarksville Activity Director, said Saturday that the referee had a broken leg, and a Mena student had superficial wounds to his head and legs.