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CNN headline: Boy impales self on handlebars
Text as of the time I posted:
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. -- An 8-year-old boy crashed his bicycle Monday night in Canton Township, Washington County, and was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with critical injuries.
Police and emergency officials did not release many details, but the boy's father told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the child somehow became impaled on part of the bike.
Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the boy heard a car behind him while he was riding on Hilltop Lane, near Hewitt Drive, and when the child turned around to look over his shoulder, he lost control and hit a bale of hay on the side of the road.
The impact caused the boy to become airborne. He landed on his handlebars, and a brake handle was driven a few inches into his body, according to his 12-year-old sister.
Paramedics said the boy was bleeding severely when they arrived.
A medical helicopter flew the boy to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He remained listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.
<Note: yesterday I posted the story about the cyclist being killed by lightning. I'm just a barrel of laughs this week
. Honestly, I didn't go looking for these stories; both were just headlines on CNN.com>
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