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Brake lever becomes lodged in boy's knee after fall
5:05pm Sunday 9th September 2012 in News
FIRE CREWS had to cut a boy free when he fell from his bicycle and became impaled on the brake lever.
The nine-year-old had been cycling at Lakeside Holiday Park at Castle Howard near Malton yesterday morning.
He fell from his bike and the brake lever went through his knee.
Ambulance crews treating the boy at the scene had to call in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to free the boy from the bike.
They used cutting equipment to remove the handlebars from the bike and left the brake lever embedded in his knee for medical professionals to remove.
The child was then taken to hospital by ambulance.
A spokesman for the firebrigade said: “A firecrew from Malton assisted an ambulance crew, at their request, for help with a nine year old boy who had fallen from his bicycle, and suffered an injury due to one of the bicycle's brake levers entering the rear of his left knee and becoming lodged in his kneecap.
“The firecrew used cutting equipment to dismantle the bicycle to enable the transportation of the child to hospital, by ambulance, with the handlebar still in situ.”