Man was stuck on railings after impaling his leg in Warwickshire


A man impaled his leg on a metal railing in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called out shortly after 2.35am.

The railing had gone through the man’s right thigh and he was stuck on the railings several feet up in the air.

The incident happened in Bedworth, Warwickshire.

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.”

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.