A 92-year-old woman is fighting for life after a freak accident at her home saw her impaled on a stair bannister.
Emergency crews, including firefighters and an air ambulance, scrambled to the woman’s home in Wombourne, Staffs., after she managed to dial 999.
They found the pensioner impaled on a stair railing at her home in Ounsdale Road at 9am on Wednesday.
Firefighters spent an hour using specialist cutting equipment to remove the bannister from the woman before she was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
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.
"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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