January 3, 2014
Don’t let anyone ever say we only reported on racist issues.
We also do “weird and wacky stuff.”
A piece of a car was in an Illinois man’s arm for the past 51 years.
In 1963 Arther Lampitt was driving home when the roads started to get slick. He hydroplaned, lost control of the car and hit a semi-truck head on.
“I had four or five busted ribs and my hip socket was busted out the back end,” said Lampitt.
Lampitt sustained severe lacerations on his left arm but never thought anything of it 35 years later when he went into a local courthouse and had to go through a metal detector.
“They scanned my arm with a scanner and it was a bare arm with a short sleeve shirt and the detector went off and I said ‘I don’t understand why that’s there,’” he said.
Neither did doctors. They told Lampitt that a piece of metal may have been inserted during surgery after the accident.
But 51 years later, when lifting up a concrete block, his muscles tightened up and his arm began to swell.
Lampitt went into surgery and Dr. Timothy Lang pulled out a 7 inch eroded metal object from his body.