Tengoku
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Woman, granddaughter downed by loose phone cable

Woman, granddaughter downed by loose phone cable

PHUKET: A 51-year-old woman and her 10-year-old granddaughter escaped serious injury after a communications cable hanging loose from a roadside pole brought down the motorbike they were riding on Chao Fa West Rd near Chalong Hospital yesterday (June 19).

transportaccidentsSafety
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 20 June 2022, 06:52PM


Local rescue workers were alerted to the accident by a passer-by who reported that two people had been injured in a motorbike fall at the entrance to Soi Pramote off Chao Fa West Rd, in Moo 8 Chalong.

Rescue workers arrived to find Soraya Angsanam, 51, and her granddaughter Rattana Charoensap, 10, on the road with minor injuries. The pair were administered first aid at the scene before being taken to Chalong Hospital nearby.

Ms Soraya explained that she and her granddaughter were returning home after buying some lunch when she rode over the loose cable and they were brought down.

The two had travelled about 100 metres past the pole before the cable pulled taut, snapping up her left arm and across her throat, causing her to lose control of the motorbike, Ms Soraya said.

Ms Soraya suffered only minor injuries along her left arm and across her throat, along with scrapes and bruises to her legs sustained when she fell onto the road.

Sinea Phuket

Nong Rattana also escaped the incident with only minor injuries to her arms and legs, and a bump to her left temple.

It was not reported whether the two were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

Since treating their injuries, doctors have released both Ms Soraya and Nong Rattana.

Chalong Municipality has yet to recognise the incident.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 21 June 2022 - 09:48:09

Capricornball, already several times I wrote here about the ínoperative dangling cable nonsense. It is a eye sore, and it makes poles unneeded heavy, falling over road during rain/storms. There is for enormes capital material ,good for recycling, hanging in the air along the roads. Well, since there is no one 'ordering' removal things goes on as it is. Even cause sometimes road accidents.

JohnC | 21 June 2022 - 09:25:27

Where the wind brought down several power poles in Naiharn last month there are still miles of old cable and wire just left in piles by the side of the road. No effort was made by any of the internet or cable TV companies that were quick to put up new lines but no interest in removing the old they cut down. Put the onus on these people to clean up their own mess! Big fines should make them think.

Capricornball | 20 June 2022 - 21:06:06

Utterly insane that these workers think it's OK to leave these cabling wads the way they do.  Fascinated is right...there should be an island-wide initiative to at least thin out the inoperative cables, or to underground these eyesores all over the place.  These cable clusters are such an unruly mess that they are common tourist photos to show friends back home how half-assed Thailand is.

Fascinated | 20 June 2022 - 19:10:15

Go down any soi on the island and you are likely to find this. Best thing to do is pull them all down, there must be miles of redundant cable. I carry black and yellow warning tape and put it on some of the more dangerous cables around Kamala.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Chinese investors courted

He must need to top us his own assets as he gets nearer to being kicked out of the top job. Keep tho...(Read More)


BMA says ‘no’ to pot hub at Khao San Rd

I find it hard to uunderstand how anyone can think cannabis can harm the city's reputation. Are ...(Read More)


Phuket airport resumes normal operations

The damage was the result of normal use?? Like saying the damage to Phuket roads is the result of no...(Read More)


Crew rescued as cargo boat sinks in storm

Kurt@ agree most likely scenario was unsecured cargo shifting and making vessel unstable in strong s...(Read More)


Crew rescued as cargo boat sinks in storm

Photos show a even keel vessel in calm water with a normal draft. ( see the hull paint lining). That...(Read More)


Expats caught up in Phuket visa scams face being forced to leave the country

It looks like RTP and Immigration started a passport delay in return game for purpose to kickout ma...(Read More)


Expats caught up in Phuket visa scams face being forced to leave the country

Well this are only 2 visa offices, what about the 50++ another visa office on Phuket. Maybe we talki...(Read More)


Expats caught up in Phuket visa scams face being forced to leave the country

Many of the problems of foreigners are immidiately solved when the 2 agencies are ordered to hand ov...(Read More)


Expats caught up in Phuket visa scams face being forced to leave the country

Complete freeking nightmare. Nice to see the RTP and Immigration being so understanding (insert roll...(Read More)