Calverley: Elderly man impaled on railing

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A road in Calverley was briefly closed this morning after an elderly man was impaled on a railing.

The man, in his 80s, was found impaled on a railing on Woodhall Road at around 9am this morning (December 31).

He suffered injuries to his face was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Firefighters from the Technical Rescue Unit at Cleckheaton, as well as crews from Stanningley, Rawdon and Bradford, were in attendance alongside paramedics.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said:

“At 9.01am today (31/12) police were contacted by the fire service who were attending an incident in Woodhall Road, Calverley, where a man in his eighties had become impaled on railings.

“He was removed by firefighters and ambulance staff and taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

“The incident is being treated as an accident. The road has reopened but a scene remains in place pending updates on his condition.”

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