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    Phuket woman impaled by steel rod in motorbike accident

    Police were called to the scene of a gruesome motorbike accident just after midnight in the Kathu area of Phuket, where a woman was impaled by a steel rod. The 34 year old woman crashed her motorbike into a concrete power pole on Wichit Songkram Rd between the Kathu Shrine and Kathu Municipality. rescue workers responded, and together with police, they arrived to find the woman still hanging from the power pole.


    Khanuengnit Onoaun was driving a black and pink Honda Click motorbike and may have been speeding just before being impaled by the rod on the electric pole. Her motorbike was lying nearby the pole with significant damage to the front of the bike and the front wheel.

    CCTV footage recovered from the scene suggest that the woman may have fallen asleep and crashed into the power pole. The pole had steel rods protruding from its side that utility workers use to climb when service or repairs are needed to the electrical lines, which is what impaled her when her motorbike hit the pole.


    The metal rod pierced the woman’s upper chest and went all the way through her body with about 2 inches exposed on the other side of her as she hung from the pole. Rescue workers could not remove her from the steel rod at the scene of the accident safely and instead chose to cut the rod to take her off the electric pole and into an ambulance. Cutting through the steel took about 5 minutes for the rescuers.


    She arrived and was admitted into Vachira Phuket Hospital with the metal rod still impaled through her chest. The hospital had no updates about the woman’s condition after her motorbike crash other than that she is alive and receiving treatment currently. The police plan on questioning her once she has had time to recover and investigating the incident further if necessary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The police plan on questioning her once she has had time to recover and investigating the incident further if necessary
    Might be too late for an alcohol test then.

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    If she does survive, and that is a big if, she will be occupying a hospital bed for a considerable time period.

    I've scene similar cases.

    The rod was presumably uncoated redi-rod. She got very lucky indeed.

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    Damn, Misskit

    You have taken todays posting of deathporn to a new high

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Damn, Misskit

    You have taken todays posting of deathporn to a new high
    Well, click the link for the usual photo, it is a Thai news source, after all.

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    Worse, the CCTV video exists.

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    Oh Lordy. Thanks for the warning.

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    And of course it is the normal state of affairs in this stupid, recklessly negligent country that the public highway should sport structures festooned with steel rods.

    Truly, incompetence is an art form here.

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