Date: Tuesday, 28-February-2012, 10:56 AM | Message # 1
An Italian protesting plans for a high-speed rail link between Italy and France is in an induced coma after sustaining serious injuries when he climbed an electric pylon during a demonstration.
Luca Abbà received a major shock and then more injuries when he fell 10 metres to the ground.
Just moments before the accident he was speaking live to a local radio station. He said he was being chased by police. He could then be heard shouting he would hang from the electric cable if they continued to pursue him.