Patients who have survived being pierced, lodged, stabbed and impaled
We’re always impressed with the objects that somehow get embedded into various body parts
From a medical perspective we’re often amazed at the person’s survival, be it a result of excellent care, or sheer dumb luck. Either way, here’s a look at patients' who miraculously recovered after being pierced, lodged, stabbed or impaled by items ranging from scissors to a spear gun.
American gored in bull-running festival
A 20-year-old American man is recovering after surgery for several wounds, including a 16-inch gorging in the thigh, when he was caught by a fighting bull during the festival in Spain.
The spear, which hit the corner of the 34-year-old's left eye, broke through his skull, travelled 6 inches into his head and lodged itself deep into his brain for more than 10 hours.
Responders free texting woman impaled in buttocks
A woman admits she was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks. Firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole to get the woman out.
Respnders treated a man in Sydney, Australia who was impaled with a metal rod as he cleared rubble from a construction site.
A man known as "The Gentleman" was attacked at a bar in Mexico; he politely asked hospital staff for help after the scissors penetrated his parietal brain lobe
Video: Firefighters rescue man impaled on fence
The man was reportedly intoxicated and trying to 'get a nice view of the city' when he got his legs stuck in the fence.
Blade from power saw impales construction worker
A construction worker was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw. He was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body.