Woman Impaled By A Metal Straw

Environmentally safe straw kills woman in freak accident.

July 12, 2019
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Honestly I didn't even know these metal straws existed. Who thought this would be a good idea? I can't see using this for any reason even if I do care about the environment. Now we know, this thing can be lethal. 

Here's the story: a British woman was impaled by a metal straw after falling at her home. The coroner that examined the woman warned about the dangers of metal straws. Metal straws have become more popular in cities, states, and even countries  that have banned single-use plastic straws.

"The woman, Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, who had a disability, fell and sustained a traumatic brain injury in November when the 10-inch straw pierced her eye, according to the coroner’s report." 

The coroner warns that this "eco-friendly" straw is not friendly at all as it does not bend or give in any way and can cause serious injury. 

It's actually a very sad story and scary because this could happen to anyone, especially children who may be using these metal straws. I'm all about taking care of the environment but banning straws to me has been one of the more idiotic ideas. And clearly, now, a dangerous idea. ~grace