REPORT: Woman dies after being impaled with drinking straw

JULY 9, 2019

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A woman was killed when she fell onto a metal drinking straw that pierced her eye socket and entered her brain, an inquest heard.

Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, was carrying a mason-jar style drinking glass with a screw-top lid when she collapsed at her home in Poole, Dorset, in November last year.

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The 10-inch metal straw – held in place by the lid – entered her left eye and caused a fatal brain injury. The former jockey had had mobility problems since a riding accident when she was 21, and was prone to collapsing due to pain caused by spinal injuries.

”I did not hear her fall,” said Ms Struthers-Gardner’s wife, Mandy. “I went to the kitchen door and could see Lena lying on her front at the doorway between the den and the kitchen. She was making unusual gurgling sounds. Her glass cup was lying on the floor still intact and the straw was still in the jar. I noticed the straw was sticking into her head. I called 999 and requested an ambulance.”

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