viernes, diciembre 30, 2005

Blade Gets Lodged In Boy Scout's Brain

Doctor: Major Vessel In Brain Missed By Millimeters.

A 14-year-old Boy Scout in Salt Lake City, Utah, is lucky to be alive this holiday season after a knife became lodged between his eyes, millimeters from a major blood vessel in his brain, in a freak accident, according to a Local 6 News report.

Kevin Coulter was raking leaves with his scout troop for a neighbor in Salt Lake City when one of the Boy Scout leaders accidentally flung the nearly 2-inch blade while trying to catch another scout who had tripped.

The Leatherman's tool flew about 15 feet and struck the teen between the eyes.

"They've seen other things in heads, but nothing like that," Coulter said. "It was dark. It was like 8:30 p.m. and there was a light and I saw it flash before it hit me."

The blade pierced Coulter's sinuses and went between his front lobes, millimeters from hitting a major blood vessel in his brain.

"That's the best spot, you know, if you're going to have a knife in your head," Coulter said.

Since the blade was removed from Coulter's head, he has had no complications, according to the report.