The poor pergola.
A light pole that is part of the historic cast- and wrought-iron pergola complex in Pioneer Square was damaged by a truck this morning.
The accident happened about 2 a.m., when the truck knocked over the light pole and the driver fled, according to KIRO-TV. Seattle police remained at the scene for several hours awaiting a tow truck to remove the truck.
The truck was towed away a short time ago.
The pergola, which was built as the upper level of a lavish underground public restroom in 1909, has been struck by vehicles numerous times over the years, most recently in May. It was also struck by a semi-truck in April of last year, but sustained only minor damage, according to media reports.
The pergola toppled in January 2001 when it was struck by another semi-truck. It was rebuilt at a cost of $3.9 million.