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Man who's car was damaged by light police says he can't afford new vehicle

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -

A light pole crashed down on top of a man’s car and damaged it at an apartment complex near Forest Park.

Frank Pate, the owner of the car, said he is on a fixed income and does not have the money to get a new car. 

“I pray to God someone helps me to get me another car,” said Pate.

Pate lives at the Branscome Apartments on Pershing Avenue just north of Forest Park.  

News 4 reached out to the property owner asking who the light pole belongs to, and if the owner plans on assisting with the cost of repairs to Pate’s car. 

The property owner declined an on camera interview, but property manager Bob Vermoilen told News 4 the light pole belongs to the apartment complex.  Vermoilen also said the owner is waiting for the insurance company to assess the damage. 

Pate said he hopes he gets the help he needs, but is thankful everyone nearby is okay.

“It's a good thing no one was sitting out there because someone would have been seriously hurt or dead,” said Pate.

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