Skip to comments.Boy Scout Gets Knife Lodged In Brain
Posted on 12/23/2005 11:23:24 AM PST by jdm
(KUTV) An incredible and un-suspecting accident leaves a Utah Boy Scout just inches from death when he was stabbed right between his eyes.
Jeff Jaeger spoke to Kevin Coulter and tells 2News how this was a truly freak accident.
While raking leaves for a Boy Scout event, one of the leaders flung a knife from his hand while trying to catch another scout who had tripped.
It was dark, it was like 8:30 and there was a light and I saw it flash before it hit me, said Kevin.
The blade landed in between his frontal lobes. It was 2 millimeters away from hitting a major blood vessel in his brain.
Kevin's doctors told him it was sheer luck where the knife hit.
That's the sinuses that it went through and that I guess is where the brain lobe is right there, said Kevin pointing to an X-Ray.
It was a freak accident in every way. Few people can admit they've seen anything like it, a 1 ½ inch blade through someone's skull.
That's the best spot you know, if you're going to have a knife in your head, said Kevin.
It amazingly wasnt as painful as it looks; he says he just felt pressure.
In all, Kevin's kept a light heart about the whole situation. He got to miss out on a few weeks of school and yes, he walked away with the knife as a souvenir.
Dear God, the new breed of journalists are crashingly dumb.
So he did get the knife. Finder's Keepers, I guess. It's a heck of a way to get a pocket knife, though. Shoot...most boys get 'em for their birthdays or something.
That's the best spot you know, if you're going to have a knife in your head,
I'll keep that in mind
I know it was just reaction, but let the tripped kid fall man. Don't throw knives in random directions when there's folks around. He almost gave this kid a lobotomy.
bump for later
"I'll keep that in mind"
No, keep it ALMOST in mind. :)
Leader flung a knife? What? What was he doing moving around with an open knife?
The description of this sounds to me like they were really doing the Boy Scout equivalent of 'hold muh beer' stuff, and this is the 'plausible-story-that-doesn't-get-anyone-in-major-trouble' explanation.
I mean, c'mon. Why tosses an open blade from hand to hand hard enough to penetrate someone's skull?
"While raking leaves for a Boy Scout event, one of the leaders flung a knife from his hand while trying to catch another scout who had tripped"
The leader should have his patches torn off his uniform, his Totem Chip card should be torn and thrown at his feet and he should be drummed out of the Troop ... his name never to be mentioned again. On the positive side, some lucky Scout had a chance to use those First Aid merit badge skills!
"When I was about his age, my brother stuck me in the back of the head with a dart...Dad pulled it out with a pair of pliers and told me it was a good thing I had such a thick skull."
He certainly made his ... em ... point.
What a Nightmare.
Yep...I carry a pair of pliers with me everywhere I go to this day!
Scorned as the one who ran.
What do you do when you're branded,
And you know you're a man?
And wherever you go
for the rest of your life
You must prove ...
You're a man!
WOW, that boy sure does have some serious acne at 14. Seems to me he needs to be treated for that just as bad as he did for the knife wound.
That aside, he's one lucky kid.
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