Bicyclist Crashes, Gets Impaled by Fence

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Jun 20, 2013  |  Updated 8:14 AM EDT
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A man riding his bike in Fairmount Park loses control and is implaed on a fence.

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A man riding his bike in Fairmount Park loses control and is implaed on a fence.

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A man riding his bike needed rescuing after he lost control of his bike and crashed into a fence overnight

The force of the crash caused the cyclist to become impaled on a metal pipe fence near Black Road and Lansdowne Avenue in Fairmount Park -- that is near Memorial Hall, according to Philadelphia Police.

Around 2 a.m., crews rushed to the scene to find the man’s chest pierced by a metal piece of fencing, according to rescuers on the scene.

Firefighters and medics rushed to the scene. They had to cut part of the pipe fence to free the man.

He was taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition with the injury to his chest.

It wasn’t clear what caused the man, who apparently was wearing a reflective vest, to lose control of his bike.

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