Toddler Survives Freak Accident With Pencil

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pencil-neckMERIDIAN, Idaho — An 18-month old boy is recovering after being impaled through the neck by a pencil.

It happened on a playground outside the family’s apartment.

Auston Banks was walking with a pencil in his hand when he walked in front of a girl on a swing.

The girl’s foot hit the end of the pencil and it went through his mouth and out the back of his neck.

Auston was rushed to a hospital where doctors managed to remove it.

They say the pencil came dangerously close to a critical artery.

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