Police close road in Calverley after man impales himself on a fence

A man has been taken to hospital for emergency treatment after impaling himself on metal railings.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 11:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 11:58 am
Woodhall Road, Calverley

Police closed Woodhall Road in Calverley for several hours following the incident at 9am but the road has now re-opened.

The man, in his 80s, was seriously injured.

West Yorkshire Police said:-

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"At 9.01am today 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."