By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Meridian, Idaho, a toddler (Auston Banks) survived a potentially deadly incident that took place while he was playing in an apartment playground. Auston was walking with a pencil in his hand when he walked by some swings. Auston walked in front of a girl on a swing and her foot hit the end of the pencil which, in turn, went through Auston’s mouth and out the back of his neck. Auston was rushed to a local hospital where doctors removed the pencil. Doctors reported that the pencil came very close to a critical artery. Auston survived this incident. It was quite a terrifying day for Auston and his family.
As you can see from this story, common household and every day objects can turn out to be very harmful to toddlers and small children. You can read more about this story at Toddler Survives Freak Incident Accident with Pencil on Playground in Idaho.