Taxi crash decks Pike Place Market piggy bank
SEATTLE – A popular piggy bank at Seattle's Pike Place Market took one on the snout.
KING-TV reports that a taxi driver hit the gas when he was rear-ended early Saturday and plowed into Rachel the Pig, a 550-pound, bronze piggy bank that has stood outside the market's famous fish-throwing stand since 1986.
The crash knocked the pig off her concrete base, which will have to be repaired.
Market officials say it will probably take a few days. The statue itself was also scratched up a bit.
The piggy bank collects $6,000 to $9,000 every year. The money helps pay for social services.
Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/