Girl impaled through leg after slipping on fence in Phoenix

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PHOENIX - An 8-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after her leg was impaled by part of a fence.

According to a spokesperson from the Phoenix Police Department the girl was standing on a fence trying to get a ball when she slipped.

Capt. Alex Rangel, with Phoenix Fire explains, "She slipped, fell and impaled herself in with this piece of metal up to about six inches all the way through her upper thigh. It was a very serious injury. She'll have to have surgery. It took us the jaws of life and the scissors to have to cut her away."

The girl was transported to the hospital with part of the fence in her leg. It was eventually removed and she is expected to make a full recovery.