SEATTLE - The popular piggy bank at Seattle's Pike Place Market took one on the snout this morning.
A taxi driver hit the gas when he was rear-ended nearby 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.
A cab driver was not seriously injured but was taken to the hospital. A passenger was not hurt.
The piggy bank collects $6,000 to $9,000 every year. The money helps pay for social services.