Two tourists hurt as neck-high cable sweeps them off their motorcycle

PHOTO: Christina Gandia suffered a deep cut to her neck; the bike involved in the accident - Chiang Rai Times

Two tourists were injured yesterday when they ran into a low-hanging telecom cable hanging low across a road. The two women were tourists sightseeing on a rented motorbike in Kanchanaburi, 123 kilometres west of Bangkok. Police say the incident occurred on the Kanchanaburi-Dan Ma Kham Tia road in front of a petrol station.

Christina Serma Gandia, from Spain, who was driving the motorbike, suffered a deep cut to her neck, while pillion rider Ana Clara Moncada of Argentina sustained minor injuries. The women told police they wanted to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and rented a small motorbike. Their sightseeing was cut short by a cable hanging across road at neck level, which swept them off the bike and sprawling onto the road.

They were both taken to a local hospital for treatment and further examination.

Police are investigating, and say they intend to find out which company the cable belongs to and hold them legally responsible. The two women are also considering taking legal action.

SOURCE: The Bangkok Post

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Jack Burton

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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