Screenshot: KFSM

A light pole barely missed crushing a high school soccer refereeā€™s head when it fell onto the field during a soccer game Saturday in Clarksville, Arkansas. The referee sustained two broken bones in his leg, and a player who was also hit suffered cuts to his head and legs, according to KFSM.

The video clip below shows the pole trapping the refereeā€™s leg, so be warned:


The station reported that several school districts were present at the ā€œsoccer jamboree,ā€ and when the light pole fell, students from Mena and Dardenelle high schools were on the field. From KFSM:

[Clarksville Superintendent David] Hopkins said a Mena High School student was taken in an ambulance, along with a referee.

According to Michael Banning, the Clarksville Activity Director, the referee sustained a broken leg with a fractured tibia and fibula. The Mena student has superficial wounds to their head and legs.