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Woman takes nasty tumble after tripping over broken street light, exposed wires

Posted at 5:28 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 21:50:52-04

It was hardly a walk in the park for Trish Rogers as she headed to work in late October.

Rogers got off at her usual bus stop and walked to her office building near Bermuda and Sunset Roads, around 6:15 a.m., on October 25.

As she passed a particularly dark patch of Sunset Road., near Grier Street, she took a nasty tumble.

"I was just walking, I looked up for one second, I like watching the plane sometimes, and the next thing I knew I was, I hit the pavement," said Rogers.

In the darkness, Rogers said she could feel the blood coming from her face. She thought she might have knocked several teeth out while feeling around with her bloodied hands.

Rogers looked down and saw a tangled web of wires, coming from what used to be a traffic light.

Despite being in pain, bruised and bloodied, Rogers said it could have been much worse.

"I could've been hit by a car, I could've broken a bone, I could've done more damage to my face than I actually did," added Rogers.

Contact 13 reached out to Clark County regarding the missing light and exposed wires.

A spokesperson said after Contact 13 alerted workers to the issue, the wires have been covered up, and the street light will be replaced.

Rogers said she still has to endure additional, painful, dental repairs. She wants to warn others to step carefully.

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