A girl’s pelvin injury in Perth has led to the removal of a large chunk of her pelvis from her lower body, and hospitalisation for a woman who sustained an abdominal fracture, the State Government says.
Queensland Police are investigating the incident after a woman sustained an injury to her pelvile, and a woman was taken to hospital for an abdominal contusion.
In a statement on Tuesday, Chief Inspector Andrew Rundle said police were called to the Royal Perth Hospital on Saturday night after a patient in her 70s was seen with a “significant injury” to her pelvic area.
“She was assessed by a surgeon and was referred to the Western Australian Hospital,” Inspector Rundle told reporters.
The woman had been using a metal band to attach a band to her lower leg when she sustained the injury.
“[Police] then attended and a specialist surgeon assessed the injury and performed an assessment of the pelvis,” Inspector Dickson said.
“(The woman] was then taken to Perth’s Royal Perth for further assessment.
She was admitted to hospital and a further assessment followed, where the pelvillian was removed.”
Police have also launched an investigation into the girl’s medical history.
Chief Inspector Rudge said the pelvas size of the girl had not been known, but it was not uncommon for girls to have a small pelvis.
Police would not release the woman’s name, but Superintendent Neil Edwards said the girl was an experienced skier and had been in Perth for over three years.
He said the woman had never skied before, and the woman was wearing a helmet and protective clothing.
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