Crash Footage Shows Two Well-Placed Bollards Saving Pedestrians’ Lives

Our previous bollard coverage (I love that I can write that) looked at how they protect buildings from damage and stymie vehicle-based terrorists. Here’s a look at how two well-placed sacrificial pillars saved two people’s lives at a donut shop last week:

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Admittedly the support column should be credited with an assist, but the bollards certainly prevented the vehicle from pivoting around and crushing the poor woman left outside of the door.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to CBS Sacramento. The footage, captured at a Donut Star in Auburn, Washington, occurred around 8:30am. The two pedestrians were unharmed but presumably had a hell of a story to tell their co-workers, if they bothered going into work afterwards.