TUCSON, AZ – Earlier this week we had a story about a woman who survived a tree branch impaling her through the eye socket and touching her brain.
Now we have an elderly man who has survived pruning shears impaling him through the eye socket — handle first — and lodging themselves in his neck.
Leroy Luetscher, 86, was bending over to pick up some pruning shears he had dropped while doing some gardening last month when he lost his balance and fell on top of them with his face.
As you can see by the accompanying, cringe-inducing x-ray, the handle of the shears entered through the mans eye socket and went down into his neck.
Luetscher said he realized he had picked up the tool in one of the worst ways possible after he stood up and felt the shears sticking out of his face. He also stated it was the worst pain he had ever experienced in his life.
“I didn’t know if my eyeball was still there or what,” Luetscher told The Associated Press on Tuesday.…Continue Reading