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10-Year-Old in 'Serious Condition' After Sledding Injury in Jarrettsville

The girl became impaled while sledding.

3600 block of Anderson Lane, Jarrettsville.
3600 block of Anderson Lane, Jarrettsville.
A 10-year-old was taken to a pediatric trauma facility Monday with injuries she sustained sledding in Jarrettsville, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS, which described her injuries as "serious."

The girl became impaled by a rebar while sledding near the 3600 block of Anderson Lane, Harford Fire & EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner said.

A piece of rebar had been sticking out of the ground, and it became impaled in her back, according to Gardiner.

The Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched at 11:28 a.m. and first responders arrived at the scene at 11:34 a.m., Gardiner said. They requested additional support at 11:35 a.m., and Gardiner said more crews were there within minutes.

As firefighters and emergency medical technicians worked to help the girl, they used a reciprocating saw to cut the rebar, Gardiner said.

"Once the final cut was made at 11:56 a.m., the child was transferred to an awaiting medic unit, where she was taken to a regional pediatric trauma center," Gardiner reported. "The entire incident from dispatch to extrication took just under 30 minutes."

As of Monday afternoon, Gardiner said the girl was in "serious condition after suffering a traumatic injury."
Dani Fisher February 03, 2014 at 12:54 PM
My gosh, how scary. My heart goes out to that family right now.
Just Wondering February 03, 2014 at 08:59 PM
What a terrible accident. Prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery.
Scott Blackdog Karg February 04, 2014 at 08:03 AM
Poor thing, this happened right behind my house.
Dana Smith February 04, 2014 at 08:26 AM
I wonder why there was rebar sticking out of the ground, and why nobody noticed before. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this little girl and her family. May she have a full recovery.
Jessica February 04, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Poor Poor Baby.... I hope and pray that she has a good and speedy recovery...... Wow I am sooo upset about this little angel
Michele Dockery February 04, 2014 at 11:05 AM
I hope tonight's news story reflects that she's doing excellent and will fully recover...we're all waiting to know she's doing ok.
Charles Roberts February 04, 2014 at 10:41 PM
What was rebar doing in a sledding location? Something else must have occurred for back penetration.
Just Wondering February 04, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Maybe it was not meant for sledding but the hill may have been left over from construction fill and with it being covered in snow they probably could not see it. You should always check your patch of travel for obstacles. I'm glad she has made a full recovery.

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