Boy’s leg impaled on iron railing

Saturday 4th July 2015 – 8.15pm – Chris Kowalik.

The leg of a teenage boy has been impaled on an eight-feet high wrought iron railing in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cumberland Road, Stapenhill, shortly before 1.40pm today.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford in Shropshire attended. Police and the fire service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Everyone worked really well and really carefully together to help the boy who was trapped for half an hour. It was important not to make the injury any worse and therefore the railing had to remain in the boy’s right leg.

“First, a section of that railing that was cut in order for the boy to be brought down. Then a bit more had to be cut off so it could all fit into the air ambulance for the flight to hospital.

“The boy was given pain relief and oxygen and was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

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