Leroy Luetscher Impaled X-Ray Photo: Pruning Shears in Eye Socket
Leroy Luetscher Was Impaled By a Set of Pruning Shears in July, 2011. Here is an X-Ray Photo
We could spend all day describing the photo below, but it can be summed up in one word: ouch.
A X-ray photo of a man who impaled himself with a set of pruning shears is making its way around the web.
Just how exactly does someone get impaled by a set of pruning shears?
Ask poor Leroy Luetscher. The Arizona resident dropped a set of pruning shears while working in his garden. Then this little comedy of errors occurred:
The shears landed in the ground point downward. When Luetscher bent down to pick them up, he overbalanced and fell face-down on the handle, which punched through his eye socket and went down into his neck.
Luetscher was rushed to hospital where a CT scan was taken. The medical team at Tucson's University Medical Center managed to rebuild his eye socket and save his eye.
"“You wouldn’t believe your eyes,” said Dr. Wynne, assistant professor in the UA Department of Surgery, in a statement. “Half of the pruning shears was sticking out and the other half was in his head.”
The most impressive part of the whole Leroy Luetscher impaling is the fact that he's 86 years old. We're less than half his age and we get dizzy just looking at the X-ray photo of garden shears poking into his eye socket. This guy managed to get through the whole thing. They don't make guys like this anymore.
Here is the Leroy Luetscher Impaled X-Ray Photo