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Motorbike suspended 10m above ground after crash

A motorcycle that was loaded on the bed of a pickup truck is seen suspended from power lines after an accident in Kab Choeng district of Surin province late on Sunday night. (Photos from CB650F Thailand Facebook page.)

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SURIN: A crash injured several people and left a motorcycle hanging from power lines about 10 metres above the ground in Kap Choeng district late on Sunday night.

The impact sent the Honda motorcycle flying through the air. It ended up suspended from power lines above a road after the accident.

Eyewitnesses said the bike was being carried in the bed of a silver Isuzu pickup truck.  

The truck swerved to avoid a motorcyclist riding against the traffic, they said. The pickup overturned and came to rest upside down, its cab crushed, while the motorcycle on its bed flew upwards and was caught on the power cables. 

Five people in the pickup truck were injured and were sent to Kabchoeng Hospital. Police were investigating the accident.

Vocabulary:

crush : to press something so hard that it flattens or breaks into very small pieces - กด  บีบอัด

eyewitness : someone who sees something happen - พยานในเหตุการณ์

impact (noun): the force with which one object hits another - แรงกระแทก

overturn : to turn upside down or on the side - พลิกคว่ำ, คว่ำลง

power line (noun): a large wire carrying electricity to homes and businesses -

suspended (verb): hanging - แขวนอยู่

swerve : to change directions suddenly - เปลี่ยนทิศทาง

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