Jesse Haley reports he was waiting for the light at Edward Everett Square in Dorchester this afternoon when he noticed a nearby flagpole, on Columbia Road, was swaying in the wind like nobody's business. And then:
Loud clanging noises, suddenly the round metal ball at the very top of the pole flew off and crashed into the street 10 feet away from me. Wild out there!
I was looking through my sun roof and for a split second I thought that ball on top was incoming. No way that pole was designed to sway like that, it looked like a windshield wiper.