When I was a kid, I had an accident while playing on the swingset in my backyard. This swingset was one of those old, metal A-frame type of swingsets.
You don’t see many of those around these days. Probably because they could be extremely dangerous.
I was playing with Jesse and Phillip in the backyard. We’d come up with the brilliant idea of placing a piece of wood on the gymnastic style bar and then walking up it.
After I’d gotten to the top, I saw my mother pull in the driveway. Seeing her pull in scared me. I thought we’d get in trouble for doing something dangerous.
So… I jumped off of the wood and landed on the ground. But before I hit, something else happened.
My forearm caught on the screw on the top of the swingset. It ripped my arm wide-open.