In a bizarre accident involving the shooting of a spear, the victim miraculously survived. According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, Nasser Lopez survived the June 8 accident where he and his 15-year-old friend were relaxing at the lake near Lopez’s Miami-Dade home. Lopez was swimming in the lake while his friend was manipulating a spear gun at a distance. While the friend was loading the spear gun, he touched the trigger, catapulting the three-foot long spear towards Lopez. Our Palm Beach County personal injury lawyer appreciates that accidents can occur even in the unlikeliest of settings.
According to reports, the spear accidentally fired by the 15-year-old struck Lopez and went through his skull and brain. Doctors from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Army Trauma Training staff that helped treat Lopez produced the remarkable x-ray that shows the spear protruding from the front to the back of his skull. Doctors who treated Lopez reported that the spear entered Lopez’s head about an inch over his right eye and exited in the back of his head. According to neurosurgeon Ross Bullock, Lopez was able to survive this terrible accident because the spear missed all the main blood vessels of the brain. Although Lopez has miraculously survived, he has undoubtedly suffered major brain injury, causing an indefinite stay in the hospital in order for doctors to further treat him and have a better idea of the extent of his injuries. Continue reading “Teen Survives After Spear Enters His Head”