Thailand

Critically injured biker saved by 'angel'

A fast-acting stranger saved a motorcyclist from becoming one more road fatality when she came to his rescue on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok.

The rescue was filmed by a bystander and the 35-second video was widely circulated on social media. Netizens praised the stranger, calling her an "angel on Earth" and a "kind-hearted priestess".

The accident occurred when the biker slammed into the back of a truck Monday evening. His throat was cut and he was bleeding profusely. The rescuer was driving by and stopped to lend aid.

Video poster Yingyot Srinakarn said the motorcyclist's throat was cut by a broken shard of glass from the van's window.

"If the woman didn't stop by to help him, (he) would not likely survive. The woman injured her knee as she was kneeling on the road scattered with broken glass. She was very nice," wrote Yingyot.

Netizens later found out that the woman was a doctor, Praewa Mitrakul, a medical instructor from Mahidol University.

Published: 4 Mar 2015