Safety must be prioritized at all times even in the simplest of details. You never know what may happen until it is too late just like what happened to a 17 year-old boy from Beeston who had accidentally hanged himself by his hoodie on a rare and freakish accident.
Yes. You read that right. What was meant to serve as a protective covering for him had become the instrument of his death.
Adam Cullen is believed to have died in a matter of seconds when the bow that he had tied on the drawstring of his hooded top had caught on the rear garden gate’s latch.
His family was the one who found the 17 year-old lifeless outside his home in Beeston, Nottinghamshire last February 6, Friday.
According to a Nottingham coroner, Mairin Casey, the death of Adam Cullen had left an ‘enormous gaping hole’ in the hearts of all those who know and love him. Adam was known to be a young man who is very happy and fulfilled.
The investigations that were conducted showed no signs of suspicious circumstances, deeming the incident as a ‘tragic accident.’
At the time of his death, Adam was wearing a sports hoodie that had a lacy threading. He was also suffering from a stomach bug.
According to Detective Inspector Rogers, the fashion that teenagers follow in this age is that the hoodie strings were to be tied in a bow at the neck. Adam is only one of the many teenagers that follow this fashion that also included his group of friends.
What may have happened to cause his death was that he either tripped or that because he was also unwell at the time, he may have collapsed when he had entered the gate of his property.
The string may have caught in the gate latch and this led to the most freakish and rare accident.
It is actually frightening to know that such simple clothing could cause such a terrible death. Hoodies are a common type of clothing. People wear them all the time due to their convenience and warming factor. They can even be designed for TV shows like My Little Pony or even famous personalities.
Who would ever think that it may cause heartache to those that Adam had left.