The news outlet says Struthers-Gardner's shocking death prompted authorities to warn that metal drinking staws should never be used with a lid that holds them in place.
After collapsing in her kitchen on November 22, 2018, her wife, Mandy Struthers-Gardner, found her lying face-down and making "unusual gurgling sounds".
A 60-year-old woman is dead after she tripped while carrying a mason jar drinking glass and a metal straw stabbed through her eye..
A 60-year-old woman in the United Kingdom died due to a brain injury after she was impaled by a metal straw. I called 999. While I was on the phone, Lena appeared to have stopped breathing.
'I slid the glass off the straw and turned her over.
She said: 'I went to the kitchen door and could see Lena lying on her front at the doorway between the den and the kitchen.
While she was rushed to the hospital, she sadly died from traumatic brain injuries the following day.
Elena lived in Dorset with her wife Mandy.
Her family made the devastating decision to take her off life support the following day.Читайте также: Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert
She had suffered multiple fractures in her spine throughout her jockey career and suffered mobility issues as a result. I need straws and use them daily.
She begged the coroner to consider issuing a warning to the public about the hazardous nature of metal eco straws.
Elena's brother Robin said the straws can "very easily be lethal" - adding: "Even if they don't end a life they can be very risky".
The widely used eco straws grew in popularity following a viral video of a sea turtle, with a plastic straw caught in its nose.
Metal straws are often touted as a top ecological solution to their plastic counterparts, a common source of ocean pollution.
The UK alone throws away 8.5 billion plastic straws each year.
Struthers-Gardner's partner Mandy added at the hearing the danger of some reusable straws is especially great for those who have mobility challenges and other disabilities.
Officials heard she had become alcohol dependent after a reduction in her fentanyl pain medication, but toxicology reports showed at the time of her death she had none present.
The coroner also warned individuals against using metal drinking straws which are attached to a lid.
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