Meet the man who had turn signal lever stuck in arm for 51 years
(4 years ago)
Washington, Jan 3 : A man from Granite City, Illinoishas finally undergone surgery to get a 7-inch turn signal lever removed from his left arm.
Arthur Lampitt smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck, which broke his hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed, Fox News reported.
A decade or so ago, his arm set off a metal detector at a courthouse and an X-ray showed a slender object the length of a pencil, but since it caused no pain or hardship, but Lampitt was told to let it be, and when his arm begin to hurt while moving concrete blocks, he decided to undergo a 45-minute operation.
Dr. Timothy Lang, who removed the lever, said that a protective pocket grew around the lever and they see all kinds of foreign objects like nails or pellets, but usually not this large, usually not a turn signal from a 1963 T-Bird.