Woman, 92, left fighting for life after getting impaled by bannister

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A woman has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after becoming impaled on a stair railing.  See SWNS story SWMDbannister.  Emergency services, including firefighters and an air ambulance, dashed to the scene in Ounsdale Road, Wombourne, Staffs, at around 9am on Wednesday, September 1.  Medics found an elderly woman impaled on a stair railing. The 92-year-old was given pain relief and advanced trauma care at the scene before being rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Emergency services were called to the home of a 92-year-old after she became impaled on a bannister at home in Wombourne, Staffordshire. (SWNS)

An elderly woman was left fighting for her life after she became impaled on a bannister at her home. 

The 92-year-old managed to dial 999 after becoming impaled on the railing at her home on Wednesday morning. 

Emergency crews including an air ambulance raced to the home in Wombourne, Staffordshire at 9am on Wednesday (1 September) where they found the woman. 

Firefighters spent an hour using specialist cutting equipment to remove the bannister from her before she was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

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The woman was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. (Stock image: Getty)

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "An elderly woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after being injured in her home.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene in Wombourne, Wolverhampton at just after 9.00am on Wednesday.

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"The woman was treated for potentially serious injuries and received advanced trauma care on scene.

“She was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor from the aircraft travelled with her."

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: "Fire crews were called at 9.08am on Wednesday, 1 September, to Ounsdale Road in Wombourne following reports of a 92-year-old woman impaled on stair railings.

"Wolverhampton and Cannock firefighters attended, along with the technical rescue team from Wednesbury, and doctors via Midlands Air Ambulance."

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