A 14-year-old girl was impaled by part of a fence after she lost control of her car while driving along a county road in Marion County, news agencies are reporting.
The teen, whose name was not released, was travelling down County Road 329 around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of the Hyundai Sonata during a curve and crashed into a sign, Florida Highway Patrol officials told WKMG.
She then ran into a wooden fence, which part of it broke off, went through the windshield and impaled her.
“Firefighters worked carefully to extricate the patient, paying particular attention to the fence board that had impaled her. Crews were able to successfully remove her from the vehicle at 5:15 a.m.,” according to a post by Marion County Fire Rescue.
On Tuesday, the girl was listed in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, and FHP is investigating.
Read more at WKMG.