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Hiker injured by 'nail trap'

National News // July 5, 2019

A woman has been seriously injured after treading on a nail while hiking – and police believe the trap was set deliberately.

Kapo SG Hiker injured by 'nail trap'

The walker was with a friend near Buchs in Sankt Gallen when she stepped on nail which had been driven through a piece of wood and then covered with leaves. She needed medical treatment and a doctor gave her a tetanus shot.

She believes the device was designed to stop motorcycles.

Sankt Gallen police are investigating and have searched for further nail traps – but have not found any so far.

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