Now THIS is a splinter

This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control of his High Speed Bass Boat in West Virginia
The warden’s believe that he was traveling at a speed of approximately  75 mph at the time of the accident.  He was unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway and unfortunately for him, upon striking the shoreline, he was ejected from the  boat and landed on an old fence post.

Big splinter

You can probably picture what happened next, but this photograph really says it all.  The good news is after about 6 months, this man made a full recovery after suffering a shattered hip, broken leg, several broken ribs, internal injuries and soft tissue damage. The doctors credited his recovery to the fact that the post lodged itself so tightly that there was little or no blood loss

Thanks Gene


10 thoughts on “Now THIS is a splinter”

  1. Soft tissue damage… that sounds much less traumatic than ‘having your groin parts ripped off, crushed and shoved out your backside’ sounds!


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