Ike, he is 6'5", 245 lbs. He ran across the walkway, tripped, fell into the bushes. On his way down he grabbed the pole ( it is just PVC), it snapped like a whip and broke the light off and left just the base on top of the pole with a wire hanging out. I guess I should have stated he wasn't in a vehicle, he did that all on his own! He was fine, the light did not survive.