OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Hospitals around the metro area are reporting a surge in injuries from slipping and falling down in our icy and snowy weather.
At Menorah Medical Center one victim says by the time he realized he was in danger, it was too late.
A doctor tells FOX 4 News the hospital has admitted at least five patients since Tuesday as a result of falls.
Slipping and falling can cause severe injuries, including hip fractures and cervical cord damage.
Ken Monaco, 79, walked out on his driveway Tuesday morning to get his newspaper when he slipped and fell flat on his face. He suffered two broken teeth, scrapes to his face and he bit through his tongue, which required 12 stitches. But the most serious injury Monaco suffered from the fall was a bruise to his spinal cord. Because of this, he now has difficulty using both arms and must learn how to walk again.