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Old 08-28-07, 02:13 PM   #1
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CNN headline: Boy impales self on handlebars

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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.

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Old 08-28-07, 03:54 PM   #2
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Sounds like it was the brake lever.

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Old 08-28-07, 05:00 PM   #3
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That's freaky.

You see those 'medical incredible' shows on TV where folks get skewered or impaled on some seriously wicked stuff. Sometimes they survive if someone doesn't pull it out, and they get to a hospital to be stabilized quick enough.
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