Corroded By Urine, San Francisco Light Pole Collapses, Nearly Killing Man

Derek Hunter Contributor
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San Francisco is known for its left-wing politics and its natural beauty. But it might soon also be known as the city where public urination kills someone.

A man was driving in the city by the bay when a street light pole crashed down on the hood of his car, missing crushing him by about a foot. How did one of these ubiquitous poles collapse when there was no storm or wind? The base of the pole has rotted out from age and both dog and human urine.

Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tyrone Jue told the San Francisco Gate, “We believe there was some contribution of dog or human urine on the base of the pole.”

In spite of the near death of the driver, Jue found a little humor in situation.

“It has actually been an issue for us in the past,” Jue said. “We encourage people and dogs alike to do their business in other places, like a proper restroom or one of our fire hydrants, which are stronger and made out of cast iron.”