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Student impaled near eye during pole vault at track meet in Dexter

A Hartland High School student was in unstable condition after a pole impaled him in his orbital bone Tuesday afternoon during a track meet in Dexter.

Jason Reck, Hartland athletic director, said the student’s pole snapped while he was competing in the pole vault event at the Larry Steeb Memorial Track & Field Meet of Champions at Al Ritt Stadium in Dexter.

The school is still getting accident reports.

“It’s just one of those unfortunate accidents,” Reck said.

Huron Valley Ambulance was dispatched to the stadium at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He’s being treated University of Michigan’s University Hospital.

Reck noted that the school, as well as coaches, have kept in contact with the family. Doctors are still attending to him, Reck said.

“We’re just hoping for the best,” he said.

 

from: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/05/one_patient_in_unstable_condit.html

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