22-YEAR-OLD THOUGHT HIS VEST WAS STAB PROOF, BUT HE WAS WRONG
This is one of those stories you just shake your head over. Yet another completely unnecessary tragedy that was completely avoidable. Sometimes young people have poor impulse control, especially when it comes to being social and trying to have fun with and impress friends. That seems to be the only explanation for what happened with England’s 22-year-old Jordan Easton. Easton was wearing some sort of “abdominal protection” and turned a knife on himself to show how “stab proof” it was. The problem is, it wasn’t stab proof at all. That impulsive choice killed Eason, by his own accidentally stabbing hand.
ENGLISH MAN ACCIDENTALLY STABBED HIMSELF TO DEATH
Jordan Easton was, by all accounts, a very popular young man. It’s clearly a devastating situation for everyone who knew him that he died so unnecessarily. Easton was at a friend’s parent’s house, in their kitchen, when he tried to demonstrate how stab proof his abdominal protection was. That day was just five days after he turned 22 years old. The knife went right into his chest. Medics took him to University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, England. But ”Despite the best efforts of the medical professionals, they were unable to save him,” according to Teesside assistant coroner Karin Welsh. Such a sad story!
“BOISTEROUS ACT” PROVED TO BE HIS LAST IN TRAGEDY
Despite the fact his injuries were “self-inflicted,” an investigation found that Easton didn’t actually mean to hurt or kill himself. The police investigation happened as a natural result of the tragedy, but police took no action as a result as there was no foul play to speak of. Cleveland Police’s Detective Superintendent Ted Butcher said that “while Jordan may have had his issues in the past, he seemed to have settled down.” He also said that Easton died after “a boisterous act.” That seems to sum up the nature of this tragedy. Youth coupled with an impulsive boisterous act. You can’t help but feel sympathy for this poor man’s family and friends. Sometimes we don’t survive our youth.