Streetlight Falls and Hurts Two in East Village During Hurricane

By Ben Fractenberg on October 29, 2012 5:28pm 

 Two people were rushed to Bellevue Hospital Oct. 29, 2012 after being struck by a lamppost along the FDR Drive near East Houston Street.
Two people were rushed to Bellevue Hospital Oct. 29, 2012 after being struck by a lamppost along the FDR Drive near East Houston Street.
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EAST VILLAGE — Two people were hurt when a lamppost fell on them in the East Village Monday afternoon, as Hurricane Sandy battered the city, officials said.

The two victims were struck by the streetlight about 3:35 p.m. along the FDR Drive just north of East Houston Street, the FDNY said.

They were taken to Bellevue Hospital, one with serious but not life-threatening injuries and one with minor injuries, the FDNY said.

It was not immediately clear if the victims were pedestrians or motorists. 

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