A woman was able to push two kids out of the way of a falling light post in Wakefield on Tuesday. Credit: Metro file photo
A mother sacrificed herself to spare the two young children she was pushing in a stroller when a truck making an illegal turn sent a light post crashing down toward them.
The woman, who is the mother of one of the children, was hurt as a result of the crash that occurred just before 9 a.m. Tuesday in Wakefield.
Police said woman was pushing a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl in a stroller at the same time a paving truck made an illegal turn and struck a metal light pole, knocking it off of its base.
The pole then fell into the path of the woman and the children. She then pushed the children to safety, but was herself hit by the pole, police said. She suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police are investigating and said the driver will likely be cited for making the illegal turn.