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Jesus statue saves pedestrians from being hit by runaway bin lorry

by Tola Mbakwe

Police in Hamilton, Ontario said the homeless Jesus statute came to the rescue on Monday after a refuse lorry was unable to stop.

The driver decided to mount the curb St Patrick's Church in order to avoid hitting vehicles or pedestrians.

Hamilton Police said in a statement: "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 west bound vehicular traffic and pedestrians on King Street."

St Patrick's Church shared a photo of the damaged statue.

 Homeless Jesus statues are placed around the world near churches.

They were created by world-famous Christian sculptor Timothy Schmalz.

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