Motorcyclist’s Throat Sliced By Line
August 29, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
TORONTO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A 26-year-old motorcyclist hospitalized after his throat was cut by a wire or string strung across a road in Toronto said he saw blood but felt no pain.
“I didn’t feel anything and then all of a sudden there was blood squirting in front of me,” Humayun Kobir told CablePulse24-TV, Toronto, with his throat bandaged Monday after his release from the hospital.
Kobir said he was on his way to work and slowed when he felt his helmet rattle Sunday.
He was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital with serious injuries after running into the line about 4 p.m., the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Kobir told CP24 a man put a shirt around his neck to stop the bleeding before paramedics arrived.
Toronto police said they were trying to determine whether a kite line or fishing line had been strung across the roadway — and whether it had been put there intentionally.
CP24 said the line appeared to have been tied or tangled around a light pole.
Toronto Police Staff Sgt. Mike Gottschalk told the CBC kite fliers used the area for “kite fights,” in which one kite flier tries to sever an opponent’s string.
Police said kite strings had been found tangled in wires and trees in the area Sunday, and some residents said they often find kite string on the ground and in trees nearby, CP24 reported.