Girl impaled following sledding accident home from the hospital

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. - The girl who was impaled by a rebar following a sledding accident Monday in Harford County is now out of the hospital, according to the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Co.

"We were contacted by family of the subject involved in the sledding accident yesterday and was advised that they are home, walking and making a full recovery," wrote the Jarrettsville Voiunteer Fire Co. on its Facebook page.

Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner said the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Anderson Lane in Jarrettsville.

Dep. Chief Ben Kurtz of the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Co. said units arrived and found the girl impaled on a piece of rebar sticking out of the ground. Kurtz said the girl was alert and talking but in pain.

She was then extricated and transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital, where she was in the pediatric intensive care unit, Kurtz said


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