Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2006 ML350
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Man fires 12 nails into head, survives
A 33-year-old Oregon man on methamphetamine and suffering from mental problems fired 12 nails from a nail gun into his head and survived
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -
The man, who has not been identified by medical officials for privacy reasons, went to an Oregon hospital last year complaining of a headache.
X-Rays turned up the nails.
The journal Neurosurgery said nobody has been known to survive having intentionally fired so many foreign objects into the head.
The man at first told doctors he had had a "nail gun accident" but later admitted he'd used meth and the injury was a suicide attempt.
Surgeons were able to remove the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill because the nail heads did not penetrate the skull.
After a month the patient left the hospital against medical advice.
He told doctors that he later attempted suicide again but has been drug-free for six months and has been able to recover.
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