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Swede's bottom impaled in freak funfair mishap

20 Jul 2012, 15:42

Published: 20 Jul 2012 15:42 GMT+02:00

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“It was a complete shock to the whole body,” the man told local paper Arbetarbladet.

The man had been visiting Furuvik theme park near Gävle in eastern Sweden with his two young daughters aged 2 and 4. The girls were enjoying the park's minicar rides, but the 4-year-old needed some help with operating the vehicle.

“She can’t step on the gas pedal herself, so I lifted her up and jumped on the back of the truck so she would fit in front of me,” the father told the paper.

But while doing so the unsuspecting father failed to see the tow hitch protruding at the back of the vehicle. The man’s jeans ripped and as the hook penetrated the man’s rectum, it injured him internally in the direction of his urethra.

“It was terribly painful,” said the man to the paper.

The man started screaming and tried to move off but his rear end was stuck to the vehicle. Upon hearing his shouting, a theme park employee helped him off the ride, the paper reported.

When finally loose, the man was bleeding profusely from his derriere and was helped to a lavatory where he could wash. He was then given a pair of shorts and work pants by the staff. He was also treated to lunch by the park.

Despite trying to keep a brave face for the sake of his little girls, the man was dreading the looming hour and a half car ride home, according to Arbetarbladet.

When finally back at home, the man started to shiver and soon developed a very high temperature. After seeking medical assistance it was established that he had bacteria in his blood and was subsequently treated with penicillin against the infection and morphine for the pain.

On Friday morning he was still undergoing treatment in hospital but was hoping to be well enough to go home soon, the paper reported.

Erika Rydstrand, the Furuvik marketing director, told the paper that nothing like this has ever happened before despite the ride being one of the park’s oldest. She also added that it is not supposed to be for adults.

“Not even in your wildest dreams could you foresee an accident such as this. He must have sat down very hard seeing as his trousers were also ripped,“ she told the paper, adding that the incident was regrettable.

According to Arbetarbladet, police are currently investigating the incident, which has been classified as causing bodily harm, and will be questioning the 31-year-old man about how the accident happened.

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The tow hitch has reportedly been removed from the vehicle.

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Your comments about this article

20:51 July 20, 2012 by Silberfüchschen
Million to one shot, doc... million to one...
02:30 July 21, 2012 by GYOB00
What this site doesn't mention, but clearly alludes to in citing this man's courage in front of his daughters....is that the free lunch was spicy chicken vindalu...and yes he at it with the eye of the tiger
07:28 July 21, 2012 by Marc the Texan

Hahaha.. You beat me to that line.
11:02 July 21, 2012 by Swedishmyth
Hopefully he won't ever spot any yellow trucks while driving.
13:09 July 21, 2012 by JulieLou40
It beggars belief that the staff did not call an ambulance!
19:18 July 21, 2012 by entry
"He was then given a pair of shorts and work pants by the staff. He was also treated to lunch by the park."

Cheap Date!
17:13 July 22, 2012 by anonymous4
His Last Tango in Sweden?
13:28 July 23, 2012 by nolikegohome
lol @ last tango in Sweden hahhaha @anonymous4
17:13 July 23, 2012 by triodethom
If one has just had just drawn blood from the impact of an object to your body would not seeking medical care be the wish act to show your daughter ? Brave is good smart is better. Sorry he now has a very bad case of blood poisoning . Morphine for the pain guess the lunch was not enough.
22:42 July 23, 2012 by canadianhere
How did you not notice this?

And for the following comment

Erika Rydstrand, the Furuvik marketing director also earns a Darwin Fail Award for saying "Not even in your wildest dreams could you foresee an accident such as this."


I can't believe some kid hasn't tripped and landed face first on this thing.

How about some sort of hard case be put over that thing before someone else gets hurt..................
11:50 July 26, 2012 by anonymous4
I've got to see this guy party!
08:29 July 30, 2012 by robban70226
i dont know if i should try or laugh in this story, maybe they should cover the post with vaseline for the next time? maybe a condom for safe sex?
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