Mother tried to get Chadwell Heath gate changed after her son was also impaled
PUBLISHED: 13:23 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:12 10 July 2013
A mother has said she tried to get a pedestrian walkway installed next to a spiked gate after her son needed extensive plastic surgery after his arm was caught on it.
Tracey Mascall, 43, of Putney Gardens, Chadwell Heath, said her son Jordan 15, had to be stood on crates while waiting for emergency services.
Mrs Mascall said she almost collapsed when she saw Josh Hassan, 12, who became stuck on the gate in Haywards Close, Chadwell Heath on Tuesday of last week.
“After it happened to Jordan we went back and forth trying to get pedestrian access,” she said. “They had to cut a flap of skin on his arm to get him off the gate which died so he had to have a skin graft.”
She said when she saw all the ambulances and police vehicles she thought another of her sons had been impaled by the gate.
“I almost collapsed because I thought it was one of my boys. It brought back lots of memories for me.
I tried to get it sorted but no one took responsibility for it,” she added.
“Two kids in 18 months have been injured. Something needs to be done.”
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