Please Help Jake Tonkin Badly Injured In Thailand Crash
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Traveling these days can create problems especially if injured in a crash and your medical insurance company default on providing the agreed healthcare and medical insurance support and care…
This is what has happened to 23 year old Jake Tonkin who has been seriously injured in traffic accident on Phuket Island – Thailand
Here are some quotes attribution The Manchester Evening News –
The 23-year-old Jake Tonkin had been riding pillion on a friend’s motorcycle when a car came around the corner on the wrong side of the road and hit them.
Both were thrown from the bike, with Jake landing underneath the wheels of the vehicle as it fled the scene.
He was given life-saving mouth-to-mouth by a Russian woman who had heard the crash and ran to their aid before being taken to Phuket International Hospital.
Jake’s mum Jane, who lives in Mobberley, Cheshire, says he suffered serious injuries to his head and is currently undergoing a series of neurological tests.
He was also left with a fractured femur, as well as a second break to his leg, but doctors at the hospital refused to treat any of his injuries until payment had been guaranteed.
Jane, 62, says the former Knutsford High pupil had been travelling on and off around Asia for the past two years and had always had a travel insurance policy.
She explained that up until around a month a go when he broke his elbow, her son had never made a claim, and the company InsureandGo funded the medical bill no problem.
Jake had been travelling around Asia for a couple of years
But when Jane contacted them this time she said they refused to pay out, claiming Jake’s injuries were as a result of ‘careless driving on his part’.
After being told by Jake’s friends in Thailand he was in desperate need of surgery, the family managed to scrape together enough money to get the hospital to operate, but he still has a long way to go and more treatment is needed.
In a bid to find the funds, the family have launched a Crowdfunding appeal on JustGiving which raised more than £9,000 in just a day.
Jane said the family can’t believe the amount of support they have received already.
“The first £10 came, then someone donated £50 and I burst into tears.
To Support The Appeal, Visit Jake Tonkin Appeal
Please Help Jake Tonkin Badly Injured In Thailand Crash…