A car crash Thursday night left an iconic Myers Park statue on the ground, police say.
A gold statue depicting Hugh McManaway, standing atop a block of granite at Providence and Queens roads, was knocked down by a motorist about 10 p.m.
The statue was erected by Myers Park residents several years after McManaway died in 1989.
McManaway came from a wealthy family that lived on Queens Road, a few blocks from the statue. He often walked along Queens and Providence roads and sometimes directed traffic at the busy intersection.
The statue shows McManaway wearing the raincoat and hat that was a big part of his wardrobe. Longtime residents say he often stopped and talked to passersby on his way to eat at the nearby Town House Restaurant.
Over the years, many people have taken to decorating the statue for holidays and special events, such as weddings and other family celebrations.