Shoe rack hook impales girl’s eye at Dayton Mall store

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Police say a girl suffered a serious eye injury when she tripped and fell onto a piece of a shoe rack in a clothing store at the Dayton Mall.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews say the girl fell into a 7-inch hook used for hanging shoes, and it impaled her eye.

They say the girl was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Her injury wasn’t believed to be life-threatening.

Officials did not release the girl’s name or age. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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