*Warning: Graphic images! Some of the images in this post may be distressing to some viewers*

Accidents happen to everyone. You’re walking down the street when your shoe catches an uneven piece of pavement and you crash to the ground.  You’re trying to eat lunch and accidentally dribble grease down your chin and onto your shirt. Falls, slips, trips – these types of things happen daily and in the long run, we’re no worse for wear because of it.

Kids, on the other, are different. They’re constantly getting boo-boos, especially when they’re really little. Learning to walk takes coordination they haven’t mastered yet and they have terrible balance. Seriously, some toddlers will fall over just standing there. Most parents do the “You’re fine” and the kid gets up and continues on with life.

When they get to be a little older, the quantity of their accidents may decrease (depending on how much of a daredevil he/she is) but the quality of the result increases. A 12-year-old in India just found out the hard way how a freak accident can really mess you up. We’re going to warn you again, this story gets pretty graphic…

His name is Bishnu Mahakud and he’s from the eastern state of Odisha. He was in a blackberry tree picking berries when next thing he knew, he was in the hospital with a four-foot tree branch sticking out of his neck.

Head to Page 2 for the GRAPHIC footage…