Grandfather ties his head together and drives to hospital after cutting his face open with chainsaw


Bill Singleton 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A grandfather had to tie his head together and rush himself to a hospital after slicing his face, neck and tongue with a chainsaw.

68-year-old Bill Singleton said that he was cutting some trees on his property in Ballarat, Australia, when the chainsaw jumped back and cut into his face.

Singleton said that he was forced to rush himself to the hospital as he was unable to speak after slicing his tongue in half. He drove to a hospital and crawled inside before collapsing.

After doctors saw the extent of his injuries, they thought that Singleton was shot in the face.

Singleton was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he underwent surgery to reconstruct his face.

Singleton has since recovered from his injuries, but he will need speech therapy as the blade sliced through his mouth and his tongue, and knocked out some teeth including his wisdom teeth.

Gruesome hospital photos show the extent of the grandfather's injuries. He had stitches across his face and neck.

Singleton said that he will continue doing yard work and he will use a chainsaw again, but, he said that he will be much more careful in the future.

A grandfather had to tie his head together and rush himself to a hospital after slicing his face, neck and tongue with a chainsaw.

68-year-old Bill Singleton said that he was cutting some trees on his property in Ballarat, Australia, when the chainsaw jumped back and cut into his face.

Singleton said that he was forced to rush himself to the hospital as he was unable to speak after slicing his tongue in half. He drove to a hospital and crawled inside before collapsing.

After doctors saw the extent of his injuries, they thought that Singleton was shot in the face.

Singleton was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he underwent surgery to reconstruct his face.

Singleton has since recovered from his injuries, but he will need speech therapy as the blade sliced through his mouth and his tongue, and knocked out some teeth including his wisdom teeth.

Gruesome hospital photos show the extent of the grandfather's injuries. He had stitches across his face and neck.

Singleton said that he will continue doing yard work and he will use a chainsaw again, but, he said that he will be much more careful in the future.
A grandfather had to tie his head together and rush himself to a hospital after slicing his face, neck and tongue with a chainsaw.

68-year-old Bill Singleton said that he was cutting some trees on his property in Ballarat, Australia, when the chainsaw jumped back and cut into his face.

Singleton said that he was forced to rush himself to the hospital as he was unable to speak after slicing his tongue in half. He drove to a hospital and crawled inside before collapsing.

After doctors saw the extent of his injuries, they thought that Singleton was shot in the face.

Singleton was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he underwent surgery to reconstruct his face.

Singleton has since recovered from his injuries, but he will need speech therapy as the blade sliced through his mouth and his tongue, and knocked out some teeth including his wisdom teeth.

Gruesome hospital photos show the extent of the grandfather's injuries. He had stitches across his face and neck.

Singleton said that he will continue doing yard work and he will use a chainsaw again, but, he said that he will be much more careful in the future.