A Convoy man had a lucky escape when a street light came crashing down on his car.
Paul McHugh had parked his car at the Green in the middle of the village at 2pm on Saturday afternoon when he went into a local shop.
A couple of minutes later he heard a bang and was summoned to his car by a number of locals.
The street lamp, which also had heavy hanging floral baskets attached, had snapped in two.
The lamp smashed Mr McHugh’s back windscreen as well as damaging the boot and back of the car.
Mr McHugh said it was only by a stroke of luck that nobody was passing the lamp as it could have caused serious injury to an older person or children.
“This is a very busy area. Lots of children pass by it and the local Convoy running club also meet here.
“I would hate to think what could have happened if children or a young mother pushing a pram had ben walking by.
“This could have caused serious injury or worse to someone.
“It was the middle of the day and it was only by pure luck that somebody was not passing by at the time,” he said.
Paul estimates that approximately €2,000 worth of damage was caused to his BMW car as a result of the incident.
Local county councillor Liam Doherty arrived on the scene and was informed of the incident by Mr McHugh.
Mr McHugh said he has informed the council of the matter.
He said he will now pursue the matter through his insurance.