Skip to comments.Man Jumps Off 4-Story Building And Impales Himself On Spiked Wrought-Iron Fence
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:31:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBS) Police say a man who jumped from a four-story parking structure impaled himself on a wrought-iron fence Saturday in Lincoln Heights.
Authorities said about an hour before the unidentified man jumped, they had shooed him out of the parking structure.
The man reportedly impaled himself in the midsection.
Firefighters cut away the section of fence the man was impaled on and took him and part of the fence to a hospital after the roughly 3:40 a.m. jump, a witness told a videographer who arrived after the man was taken away.
The incident occurred at 1143 Mission Road, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Thomas of the Hollenbeck Station.
The fencing was atop a roughly 6-foot wall, Thomas said.
The man was reported in critical condition Saturday afternoon.
The family will probably sue the owners of the fence and win.
I might add that the idiot with the head on fence was also trying to get away from the police when he jumped off the roof.
A good Contractor friend of mine’s 24 year old son had a accident on his Harley. Just some bruised ribs. Died of a blood clod. I drove off the rode on my Harley looking left and steering right. Totaled it, I broke four vertebra, 8 ribs, my scapula, collapsed a lung and gave myself a concussion. I’m 59 and today marks my wife’s passing. 18 months, 6 days. Why the hell am I still here? She was a much better person than me. :>(
Of course lots of things we expect to live through like childbirth or any sort of infection were commonly lethal along with diseases like cholera and typhus that are unheard of outside the pits of the third world because of modern sanitation. It's fun to ask confirmed Luddites if they would enjoy the daily dose aroma of human and animal s*** and watching some of their children die slow and pain filled deaths as a matter of course. Most of them think life back then was pristine and that Bambi was a documentary.
I met a woman who climbed into her own yard over a wrought iron fence. She slipped and was impaled in the calf of her leg and was stuck there for a long time before someone came and found her. Needless to say she walked with a limp after that.
Most folks know call them as “Jaws of life” which is trademarked by Hurst. They’ve been around for almost 50 years.
Was his name Spike Lee by any chance?
This happened in the mid-afternoon, around the time of the Commander Tom show (which I just happened to be watching). They broke into the broadcast of this kid's show to show some video footage of the aftermath of the jumper's fine marksmanship. Needless to say, parents complained loudly to that station.
Seriously Swamp?! That’s disgusting.
Nope, it’s legit, been checked out.
Apparently, the man had a criminal record having been convicted as a fence.
The man was singing as he was falling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzq7H30alcY
Reality often is that way.
I fell from a second story deck, landed on my upper back next to shrubbery, which I thought might have softened my landing. My doc told me another patient had a similar experience, but was impaled in the shrubbery. He had to wear the shrubs to the hospital, but he lived. Doc and the nurses were doubled over laughing. At the shrub guy and at me.
My son stepped on some branches in a park, and impaled his eardrum. He had to wear the offending branch to the ER.
Aside from the obvious, you really don’t want an impalement injury because of the ridicule.
Next time give a link with a warning.
You may see much worse than that picture next month, time to grow up.
wow, I wonder why the EMTs used a saw thing.
Oh, well, the boy recovered, and has a really great story to tell.
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