Motorcyclist survives crash and fall into 15-meter-deep ravine after landing on dumped mattress

A 19-year-old man crashed into the guardrail of a bridge after losing control of his motorcycle on a mountain road in Chiayi County yesterday, and plunged 15 meters into a boulder-strewn stream bed below.

Fortunately, the man landed on a discarded mattress, and survived the fall with only minor injuries, including a busted knee, and a mild concussion.

At around 5:00pm, Mr Cheng (程 ), 19, was riding a heavy motorcycle on Provincial Highway 3 (Inner Mountain Highway), in Chiayi County’s Zhongpu Township, when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a bend, and crashed into the guardrail of the Yougu Bridge.

While the guardrail stopped Cheng’s motorcycle, Cheng flew over the guardrail and fell 15 meters into the stream bed.

Firefighters responding to reports about the accident, discovered Cheng laying on boulders beside the discarded mattress. Cheng was conscious and had removed his helmet.

Firefighters hoisted Cheng up on a stretcher and sent him to St. Martin De Porres Hospital, where he was treated for a knee injury, and mild concussion.

man lifted out of ravine on stretcher


Sources: Apple Daily, SETN.

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