UPDATE: 10-Year-Old Girl Injured by Steel Rebar in Jarrettsville Sledding Accident

A 10-year-old girl was rushed to a regional hospital Monday after being impaled on a piece of steel rebar during a sledding accident.

The accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 3600 block of Anderson Lane in Jarrettsville, according to a posting on the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association’s Facebook page. While sledding, the girl was impaled in the back by a piece of steel rebar that was protruding from the ground, according to the association.

According to EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner, firefighters cut the rebar with a reciprocating saw, freeing the girl at 11:56 a.m. She was taken to a regional pediatric trauma center in serious condition.

A “go-team” from the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center was initially requested, but was cancelled after emergency workers were able to extricate the victim, according Gardiner. No further information on the girl’s condition was available due to privacy laws, Gardiner said.


  1. carrie says

    I dont think it should matter if the child was truant or not. A child was seriously injured and people should be more concerned with how she is doing. And fyi schools were dismissed at 10:30 and alot of parents kept their children home anyway as I did because I knew they were gonna close them early and I wasnt putty my child in harms way by being on the rds in the mess when not nesccessary. An hr and a half of school isnt that imp. Prayers to the injured child and her family. Such a tragedy

  2. K says

    I know the lil girl her parents were there with her. It was a freak accident. People accidents can and will happen when adults are around. Don’t just assume when you don’t know the story. Get a freaking life.

    • DA says

      Cool story. So where are the people to blame the school at? “This wouldn’t have happened if school ran all day”? Hmmm? People seem to believe the school being on time in a little snow causes them to wreck their cars.

  3. Ralph says

    Ban outdoor activities when it snows, common sense legislation would have prevented this unfortunate accident.