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Caught on Cam: Falling light pole hits teen girl

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two years ago, a 16-year-old girl was hit in the head by a falling light pole at Broadway at the Beach. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera.  The footage shows a man lean against a light pole outside Senor Frog's at Broadway at the Beach. Just moments after he leans, the pole falls over and hits the girl.

The victim's attorney said the pole hit the girl in her head.

"Causing a deep laceration, multiple staples to close the wound. She also had a mild traumatic brain injury," Attorney Michael Goldberg said.

The victim filed a lawsuit and it was settled Monday. Goldberg said the details of the settlement were confidential.

Goldberg is also representing another woman who claims the same thing happened to her, three months prior to the incident caught on surveillance footage.

"She and her husband were visiting Myrtle Beach, went to Broadway at the Beach. She was walking along and one of the light poles fell, giving her laceration to the head which required 12 sutures. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury as well as injuries to her neck and back which required surgery," Goldberg said.

This victim also filed a lawsuit against Burroughs and Chapin, the company that owns Broadway at the Beach. That lawsuit is pending.

"What we know is that the lawsuits put them on notice of a very significant problem that was going on at their facility. We assumed that they've gotten the message and that they're making the changes that need to be made but no one knows for sure," Goldberg said.

WMBF News reached out to Burroughs and Chapin. A spokeswoman for the company said the company does not comment on legal matters.

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