Walmart’s Notorious Parking Lot Pole

The Auburn, Maine yellow pole has been involved in over 45 car accidents.

Even with its conspicuous yellow color, the pole in Auburn, Maine, has been a target for over 45 car collisions in recent years, many resulting in significant damage. According to Jake Cyr, a local bodyshop worker, some of these accidents have been quite severe.

Former store employee Jeydon-Xavier Smith went so far as to create a Facebook group called “The Auburn Walmart Pole Strikes Again” to document these mishaps. Despite attempts to improve visibility by lighting the pole, surrounding it with neon green plastic, and placing concrete barriers, the collisions continue.

It seems that even when Walmart shoppers are involved, no challenge is too great.

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