A seventh-grader from Salisbury, Maryland, is lucky to be alive after surviving a freak accident that saw a 6-inch screw lodged in his skull, actually piercing his brain.
13-year-old Darius Foreman was helping his cousins build a treehouse when he fell to the ground, followed by a 5-foot-long (1.5 metre) wooden board that landed on his head and became affixed to it – courtesy of a huge construction screw.Read the whole article
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