For Immediate release:

Statue of Sleeping Jesus Stops Truck in its Path

A sleeping statue of Jesus came to the rescue on Monday afternoon after a large junk removal truck was unable to stop. The truck was travelling northbound down the Claremont Access on Victoria Avenue when the driver realized he was unable to stop at a red light at King Street East. The driver steered the truck to the east before mounting the curb at St. Patrick’s Church in order to avoid hitting vehicles or pedestrians.

The truck hit a bench with a statue of sleeping Jesus before coming to a halt, preventing any further damage or injuries.

If the truck continued in its path it would have headed into oncoming westbound vehicular traffic and pedestrians on King Street.

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