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.