Paralysed Briton stranded after Thailand crash

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A Briton is stranded in Thailand after being paralysed in a road accident, his family has said.

Tom Moss, 26, was left nearly blind and unable to move from the neck down after his moped collided with a lorry and two cars in the resort of Chiang Mai.

Because he did not have travel insurance, he is now stuck in hospital in the capital, Bangkok, while his family tries to raise the £35,000 needed to fly him back to the UK.

Mr Moss, a telesales worker, from Tooting, south London, went out to Thailand at the start of this year and spent six months travelling before his accident about a fortnight ago.

The Chelsea fan is now paralysed from the neck down and has lost 95% of his sight, as well as suffering fractures to his jaw, cheekbones and nose.

His mother, Gina Allaway, 53, has flown out to Thailand to be with her son, who is conscious but cannot remember the crash and finds it difficult to speak.