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Grade 8 Student Critically Injured By Sawed Off Golf Clubs At Ford Test Track

Wednesday June 1st, 2016, 10:04am


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A Grade 8 student was critically injured during a physical education class on Wednesday May 25th, 2016 at the Ford Test Track.

According to family lawyer Jennifer Bezaire Greg Monforton & Partners around 9am, 14 year old Madison Arseneault was with her Gordon McGregor School gym class at the city owned Ford Test Track.

“In a bizarre set of circumstances, the sawed off end of a golf club punctured and fractured Madison’s skull. Madison was rushed to Windsor Regional Hospital where emergency surgery was performed. Madison was then airlifted to the Pediatric Critical Care Unit of Victoria Hospital in London. Madison remains in critical condition at the London hospital,” said Bezaire.

Details are still being investigated but Bezaire says it appears workers were marking long, straight chalk lines on a grass infield by tying a low lying wire to a series of sawed off golf clubs. As Madison jogged onto the field she became entangled in the wire and one of the sawed off golf clubs impaled the back of her skull.

“Madison’s family is devastated and has been at her bedside around the clock since this horrible incident occurred. They want to know what happened but right now their priority is Madison’s well being,” Bezaire added.

Bezaire is asking anyone with information pertaining to Madison’s injury or the condition of the infield to contact her as soon as possible at 519-258-6490.

windsoriteDOTca has reached out to the City of Windsor for comment.

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