Teenage girl impaled on fence in ‘freak accident’ at park

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A young girl had to be rescued by emergency services after she impaled herself on a fence at Hyde Park.

The teenager was badly injured in what was described as a ‘freak accident’ by horrified onlookers near Kensington Palace on Saturday evening.

She was reportedly stuck for some time before fire crews and paramedics came to her aid at the London park.

After firefighters freed the girl – believed to be aged 17 – from the iron fence, she was rushed to a major trauma centre at a nearby hospital.

Two eyewitnesses, who arrived after the horrific incident happened, said: ‘A young girl had been impaled on the wrought iron fence. 

‘She was surrounded by firemen and paramedics, our first thought was that we hoped she was ok.

‘It was a freak accident… a lot of people have a few drinks and try to climb over those fences.’

The witness said another bystander told them that the woman was 17 and heard firefighters using machinery to cut the fence.

They told The Sun: ‘We feel horrible for the girl but it seemed like she was getting the right care.’

As paramedics wheeled the girl into the back of an ambulance she was pictured making the peace sign to the camera, suggesting she was upbeat despite her injuries.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called to reports of an incident in Hyde Park near Bayswater Road.

‘We sent an ambulance crew to the scene. We treated a teenager at the scene before taking them to a major trauma centre.’

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: ‘Firefighters were called to assist emergency service colleagues with an incident on Broad Walk in Kensington.

‘Crews used cutting equipment to release a female. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. 

‘The Brigade was called at 7.37pm and the incident was over for firefighters by 8.39pm.

‘Fire engines from Kensington and Chelsea fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Paddington Fire Station attended the scene.’

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