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Bill Parker, 34, survives lawn mower shooting metal wire into his head in Gulfport, Mississippi

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:31pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015

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At first I thought a rock had flew out and hit me and struck me in the face," Parker, 34, said Wednesday.

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The wire, as thick as a heavy-duty nail, had entered through Parker's left nostril and embedded itself in his sinus cavity beneath his eye socket, next to his jaw hinge.

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His family is asking for assistance with his medical bills, expected to be in the thousands. His fiancee is a stay at home mom for their seven month old daughter.

34-year-old Bill Parker was mowing his lawn last Sunday in Gulfport when he felt something hit him in the face. After his fiancée brought him to Memorial Hospital, a CT scan revealed that the lawn mower had propelled a 3½-inch metal fence wire up his nose and into his head. Parker had emergency surgery to remove the wire and is recovering. 
People Involved: 
Bill Parker

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