Brit killed in late night crash
A 25-year-old British tourist died on Thursday morning in Patong after crashing his motorbike into a tuk-tuk on the beach road.
Saturday 14 May 2011, 06:02AM
Patong Pol Capt Jakkrapong Luang-orn told The Phuket News today that the man, whom he named as Paul Alexander Thurlow, collided with a tuk-tuk about 4 am on Thursday morning as it stopped to drop off passengers.
He was taken to Patong Hopital, but later died from his injuries.
Capt Jakkrapong said it was unclear whether the man had been drinking, as he had not been in a condition for police to test his blood-alcohol content.
“He did not seem to have sustained any serious injury, but we believe he must have suffered significant internal damage because he died in hospital around 6 am the same day,” he said.
Mr Thurlow’s body is now being held at Patong hospital for autopsy.