Ont. woman's brain impaled by sawed-off golf club in freak gym class accident

A 14-year-old Windsor woman is in crucial condition after a sawed-off golf club impaled her head during a freak mishap in physical education last week.

Madison Arseneault was running with her Gordon McGregor School gym class on the nearby city-owned Ford Test Track facility on May 25.

There was wire wrapped around sawed-off golf clubs stuck in the ground to mark chalk soccer lines on the turf infield, according to Jennifer Bezaire of Greg Monforton and Partners law practice.

Arseneault appears to have actually tripped on the wires while jogging and one of the golf clubs pierced the back of her skull, piercing her brain.

"Madison's household is ravaged and has actually been at her bedside all the time since this awful incident took place," Bezaire stated. "They need to know exactly what occurred, but today their top priority is Madison's well being."

Arseneault is awake, however greatly medicated in hospital, Bezaire stated. It's too early to tell if she faces any long-lasting paralysis, but will likely need "extensive rehabilitation," her household's lawyer said.

The Greater Essex County District School Board stated it couldn't comment.

"Due to personal privacy policies, we can't talk about any occurrence or situation including a student," stated spokesman Scott Scantlebury.

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