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Light Pole Toppled By Truck In Wicker Hub A Hit-And-Run, Workers Say

By Alisa Hauser | October 9, 2017 9:45am
 A streetlight was hit by a truck in Wicker Park earlt Monday, according to workers on the scene.
Streetlight Hit By Truck in Wicker Park
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WICKER PARK — The sidewalk in front of the Robey Hotel at Wicker Park's main intersection was closed to pedestrians for several hours on Monday as crews worked to repair a damaged light pole that dangled over the sidewalk and road. 

According to Chicago Department of Transportation workers, the driver of a semitrailer hit the light pole at North and Milwaukee avenues as it turned right on North Avenue overnight.

Police blocked off the street until crews from CDOT arrived around 1:30 a.m., the CDOT worker said, adding that the truck driver did not remain at the scene and police are reviewing video footage to find out more about the vehicle.

The pole was toppled at 12:05 a.m. Monday, said Officer Laura Amezaga, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman. 

"Because it is a busy intersection, police performed traffic control," Amezaga said.

Amezaga said no injuries were reported.

Around 7:45 a.m. Monday, pedestrians were rerouted around the damaged pole in front of the Robey, 2018 W. North Ave.

Cars were still able to drive west on North Avenue but had to navigate around safety cones.

A damaged light pole hangs over the sidewalk in front of the Robey early Monday. [DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser]

The street and sidewalk were partially closed Monday at North and Milwaukee avenues after a truck struck a streetlight. [DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser]