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£27k raised to bring Northern Ireland crash victim home from Thailand

By Allan Preston

 

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Sait Can Ozdemir with mum Christine in hospital //Belfast Telegraph

 

The family of a Co Down man facing a battle to walk again following a cycling accident in Thailand have praised his courage and thanked supporters after £27,000 was raised in just two days to bring him home safely.

 

Sait Can Ozdemir (26), from Ballymartin, was seriously injured on Wednesday when he fell from a bike in Chiang Mai, a northern province of Thailand.

 

It is understood he hit a ditch 2ft deep while cycling down a steep hill. Within seconds, two friends accompanying Mr Ozdemir found him lying unconscious and his bike nearby in the soil.

 

Full story: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/27k-raised-to-bring-northern-ireland-crash-victim-home-from-thailand-36395784.html

 

-- Belfast Telegraph 2017-12-12

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I learned my lesson about cycling down steep slopes when I was 6, in the garden.......on my tricycle.

 

I suppose he is of a generation that was "protected" at that age.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, taotoo said:

So much for travel insurance.

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Although his travel insurance is expected to cover his hospital expenses, Mr Ozdemir's family have been told they will need to foot a £45,000 bill to bring him home safely to Northern Ireland by air for further treatment.

 

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1 hour ago, seahorse said:
4 hours ago, taotoo said:

So much for travel insurance.

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Although his travel insurance is expected to cover his hospital expenses, Mr Ozdemir's family have been told they will need to foot a £45,000 bill to bring him home safely to Northern Ireland by air for further treatment.

 

"So much for travel insurance" without (proper) repatriation...:whistling:

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What the is a 2ft deep hole doing on a road, sorry stupid question this is Thailand and loads of holes here need filling.

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27 minutes ago, wakeupplease said:

What the is a 2ft deep hole doing on a road, sorry stupid question this is Thailand and loads of holes here need filling.

He ran/skidded off the road into the drainage ditch alongside the road while cycling down from Wat Doi Suthep.

Entirely his own fault, going too fast for the road conditions, they are resurfacing the road at the moment, I've been avoiding it as I don't want to risk breaking anything.

 

Off topic (An Irish guy named 'Satan', I couldn't make this stuff up)

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21 hours ago, seahorse said:

 

 

19 hours ago, khunPer said:

"So much for travel insurance" without (proper) repatriation...:whistling:

Quite..

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I will not nitpick at the boy's misfortune and wish him a fast recovery.

 

But...but, this should be a lesson to have proper coverage for travel accident/illness insurance abroad that includes  cash advance in 24 hours for hospital fees and coverage for repatriation, should it be with a private medicaid plane. Such insurance in Europe costs less then US$ 200,--/annum.

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Co Down man seriously injured in Thailand bike accident "overwhelmed" by support from well-wishers back home

 

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Sait Can Ozdemir, from Ballymartin in Co Down, lies in a hospital bed in Chiang Mai Ram hospital in Thailand

 

A CO Down man has only a "small chance" of walking again after a serious bike accident in Thailand.

 

Sait Can Ozdemir, born in Turkey but who moved to Ballymartin as a child, also suffered a broken wrist, a punctured lung and had fluid on his lungs after he lost control of the bike he was riding and it fell into a ditch.

 

He has now told how he has been "humbled" after well-wishers at home raised more than £43,000 to pay for his recovery.

 

Full story: http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/12/15/news/co-down-man-seriously-injured-in-thailand-bike-accident-overwhelmed-by-support-from-well-wishers-back-home-1211237/

 

-- THE IRISH NEWS 2017-12-15

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On 12/12/2017 at 5:43 PM, seahorse said:

 

stupid. The treatment in Thailand is much better than in my beloved leprechaun country. I suspect some scam. sorry.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

Co Down man seriously injured in Thailand bike accident "overwhelmed" by support from well-wishers back home

 

2017-12-11_new_36928905_I4.jpg.254fdf39c

Sait Can Ozdemir, from Ballymartin in Co Down, lies in a hospital bed in Chiang Mai Ram hospital in Thailand

 

A CO Down man has only a "small chance" of walking again after a serious bike accident in Thailand.

 

Sait Can Ozdemir, born in Turkey but who moved to Ballymartin as a child, also suffered a broken wrist, a punctured lung and had fluid on his lungs after he lost control of the bike he was riding and it fell into a ditch.

 

He has now told how he has been "humbled" after well-wishers at home raised more than £43,000 to pay for his recovery.

 

Full story: http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/12/15/news/co-down-man-seriously-injured-in-thailand-bike-accident-overwhelmed-by-support-from-well-wishers-back-home-1211237/

 

-- THE IRISH NEWS 2017-12-15

He will need every penny and more to cover the money donoted to cover RAM. They are so careful to cover every bill that they will even test him for pregnancy.

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