Gwersyllt impaling victim facing verdict on injured eye

Published date: 01 April 2014 |
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A MAN who suffered horrific injuries in an accident will find out today if the vision in his right eye can be saved.

Marlon Poole, who was impaled on railings at Gwersyllt train station in February, is set to meet with doctors at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

“I am nervous about finding out. I probably won’t be able to get any sleep tonight because I am so apprehensive,” Mr Poole, 38, said last night.

“But whatever happens, at least I will know the outcome.”

Mr Poole, who lives in Shotton but is originally from Summerhill, Wrexham, had extensive injuries when a railing spike pierced through his throat and face into his skull.

He was initially taken to the Maelor Hospital and then transferred to a specialist unit at Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Poole has been making a remarkable recovery and yesterday marked another step forward for him when he popped in to visit his workmates at Tata Steelworks in Deeside where he is a dispatch chargehand.

“All I can say is it was wonderful to meet everyone again and chat with them. Two hours just flew by,” he said. “They clapped and cheered. It was quite overwhelming.

“They have been absolutely marvellous, giving me and my family very generous support.

“I feel that I am getting stronger every day.”

Mr Poole said an important part of his recovery was the incredible support he has been receiving.

“I would particularly like to thank my brother Jed, father Stewart, together with my friends David Cunnah and Mark and David Simons.

“I can’t tell you just how much I appreciate everything that has been done for me.”

Mr Poole says he still can’t clearly remember what happened leading up to the accident.

“I have had a flashback of trying to pull myself off the railings. I heard a noise to the side of my head. To some extent I remember intense pain.”

Mr Poole added he is due to see a facial surgeon in Stoke-on-Trent in mid-April.

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