Killed by fall onto a straw

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - WATTS THE GOSS -

A RE­TIRED jockey died af­ter fall­ing and im­pal­ing her eye on a metal drink­ing straw, an in­quest heard.

Elena Struthers­gard­ner, 60, suf­fered “un­sur­viv­able brain in­juries” at her home in Poole, Dorset, on Novem­ber 22.

Life sup­port was with­drawn in the early hours of the fol­low­ing morn­ing in hos­pi­tal in Southamp­ton.

A post­mortem ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed that she died of trau­matic brain in­jury.

The in­quest was ad­journed un­til July.

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