Slip-up woman gets spiked chin
A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after she was impaled by the neck on a spiked railing.
Kirsty Scott, 23, slipped on an icy path and landed on the five-inch spike, which was stuck beneath her chin.
Firefighters took half an hour to hacksaw through the railing, after which she was taken to hospital for emergency surgery to remove the rod.
Ms Scott remained conscious throughout the rescue in Perth.
Neil Scott, Perth Fire and Rescue station manager, said she had been “very lucky”, adding: “She was very fortunate that the spike embedded without hitting any bones.
“She stayed calm throughout, but became quite distraught afterwards.”