Police investigate 'clotheslining' incident

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Police are trying to determine if there was malicious intent after yesterday's incident.
Police are trying to determine if there was malicious intent after yesterday's incident.

A Toronto motorcyclist ended up in hospital yesterday after being clotheslined by a kite fighting string, and police are investigating.

Humayun Kobir was riding his GSX-R near Warden Woods park when he ran into a piece of high-strength kite fighting string that was stretched across the road. He was rushed to hospital where his neck was stitched up. He’s at home now, recovering from a one-to-two inch cut on his throat.

Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the incident. There’s no word yet as to whether or not the string was intentionally placed to catch a vehicle, but high-strength kite fighting strings are banned in Toronto.

Injuries from kite fighting string, a sport where competitors duel it out with kites, trying to cut each others’ kite strings, are not common in Canada, but have been reported in other countries.

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