Edinburgh Atholl Place incident: Man rushed to hospital after being 'impaled on a spike' in horror fall
A man has been rushed to hospital after he reportedly collapsed in Edinburgh city centre and was ‘impaled on a spike’ on top of railings.
The horror incident happened in the Atholl Place area shortly before 9am on Wednesday, May 24.
Emergency services – including police, ambulance and fire workers – rushed to the scene, and the man was taken to hospital. The extent of his injuries is not currently known.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Evening News: “At around 8.55am on Wednesday, 24 May, 2023, officers assisted the ambulance service who were called to treat a man in the Atholl Place area of Edinburgh. He was taken to hospital for treatment.”
The Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment. More to follow.
In November 2011, the BBC reported a similar incident after a 32-year-old man was taken to hospital after being impaled by the neck on a metal railing on Atholl Crescent.