SIBU: Firemen had to cut the arrowhead of a house gate here to free a 72-year-old woman after she was impaled while trying to leave the house.
The aluminium gate’s arrowhead pierced the woman’s right thigh as she was climbing over the gate yesterday.
According to the woman’s son, he had been keeping the gate’s key to prevent her from going out of their home in Jalan 1B, Indah Barat.
“The son told us that his mother, Wa Ai Hua, is senile and cannot remember things around her, ” the state Fire and Rescue Department said, adding that the woman had previously forgotten her way back home.
In this instance, her son was not around and she decided to climb over the gate but slipped.
The department said it received a distress call at 10.31am.
“Firemen had to cut the arrowhead. She was later rushed to hospital for treatment, ” it said.