WATCH: Traffic light collapses onto car

BRAEDEN JONES, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:02 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- Those who say the city is falling apart got some ammunition with a video published to Facebook last week.

A Winnipeg driver stopped at the intersection of Watt Street and Chalmers Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on April 9 when a traffic light fell onto the vehicle's hood.

Peter Harzan caught the whole thing on tape. A surveillance camera outside of his workplace captured the event, which he said he never saw coming.

"If I had known it was loose I would have called it in, but you just never know," he said.

Harzan believes the event points to a bigger problem.

"Infrastructure is definitely an issue. If you look at the state of our city, it isn't that much of a shocker," he said.

Harzan's video of the falling light went viral the same day that a new poll identified infrastructure as Winnipeggers' top concern.

 

The poll, conducted by Probe Research, found approximately 61% of Winnipeggers think infrastructure is the city's biggest problem.

 

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