Brit teacher loses leg in horror motorbike crash in Thailand that saw him dragged 15 metres by sugar cane truck
A British teacher lost most of his right leg after a horrifying crash which saw him dragged 15 metres by a truck in Thailand.
Harry Cross is lucky to be alive following the smash, which happened when he was hit by a sugar cane truck.
He could now face a lengthy court battle, and has been landed with huge hospital bills, his family has revealed.
Harry was riding a motorbike when he was struck by the truck, which was turning across his path, friend James Bailey said.
The 29-year-old, from Dagenham in East London, suffered a broken pelvis, several leg breaks, and his skin was torn from his right leg.
Harry was also left with three broken ribs following the crash in Kanchanaburi.
Surgeons were unable to save his leg, and it had to be amputated below the knee.
When he regained consciousness he told family members: “At least I am still alive.”
He is now out of surgery, and his family are hoping that there is no infection from the amputation.
Harry, who has been teaching English in Thailand for five months, was wearing a helmet and jacket when it happened, and was on his way to extend his travel visa.
Writing on a fundraising page , pal James wrote: “Unfortunately he did not have travel insurance, his motorcycle was legally registered and therefore had insurance which covers some of the medical bills, but in reality only a very small per cent.
“The truck driver has told police it was not his fault and therefore it will go to court which could take months, if not years.”
Supporters are raising money to meet Harry’s medical bills, as well as fund a new prosthetic leg, and so far more than £6,000 has been raised for him.
To support Harry visit this Go Fund Me page
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