Bicyclist impaled on fence in Fairmount Park

A 46-year-old man riding a bicycle through a curvy ribbon of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park section overnight lost control, crashed, and was impaled on the exposed end of a metal fence, according to police.

It was not known what caused the man to lose control at about 1:25 this morning as he was riding downhill on a 10-speed bicycle at Black Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The man fell into a bush and crashed into fencing made of metal pipe.  The pipe went through the right side of his chest.  He also broke his wrist.

Medics took the man, who remained unidentified, to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was in critical condition and underwent surgery.

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