Man’s leg impaled on railing in Warwickshire

Friday 14th August 2015 – 9.45am – Chris Kowalik.


It was in the early hours in heavy rain that West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bedworth to a man whose leg was impaled on a metal railing.

The 999 call came in shortly after 2.35am to King Street.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, and ambulance crew and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was stuck several feet up. The railing had gone through his right thigh.

“It was a difficult rescue for the emergency services because of where the man was and because of the driving rain at the time. The man was given pain relief and an anti-haemorrhage agent.

“On this occasion, it was deemed safe to lift him from the railing and he was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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