A 12-year-old boy's arm was impaled by a wrought iron fence spike while playing a game of tag with friends in Crown Heights yesterday. Thankfully, firefighters were able to free him.
The incident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on St. Marks Avenue near Ralph Avenue. The boy was playing tag with his older sister and several playmates when he jumped off a garbage can near a 3-foot fence and caught his arm. "He slipped when the lid came off of the garbage can and he fell on the fence," one of his friends, Abdiel Vega, told the Daily News. "I saw the fat from his skin ... That’s when I said it was serious and went to get his mother. His sister came, everyone came to help."
Firefighters responded and were able to cut the spike attached to his arm off the fence. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and treated for his injury.
Last year a man was fatally impaled on a fence after he was locked out of his Rockaway apartment and slipped while trying to get back inside.