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UPDATE: British woman, 32, killed after motorbike rammed by Phuket pickup truck on Patong Hill

PHUKET: A 32-year-old British woman has died from neck and head injuries sustained in a traffic accident that took place this morning on the notorious Patong Hill.

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Saturday 12 December 2015, 02:27PM


UPDATE: British woman, 32, killed after motorbike rammed by Phuket pickup truck on Patong Hill

At 11.30am Kathu police were alerted by Kusoldham Patong rescue workers that a foreign woman with a broken neck had been transported to Patong Hospital.

The accident, which involved a pickup truck ramming into a motorbike, occurred along Phra Baramee Rd, near the entrance to Soi Kuan Yang on the descent into Patong city.

When officers arrived to the scene they found a black Toyota Vigos pickup truck with Phuket plates parked on the side of the road, with slight damage to its bumper.

On the ground next to the pickup was a smashed red and white Honda Wave motorbike with Nakhon Pathom plates.

A witness told police that there were two women on the motorbike, who'd just left a nearby Family Mart on the opposite side of the road, and had attempted to make a U-turn, to head back in the direction of Patong when they were finally rammed by the pickup truck from behind. 

The force of the collision reportedly caused the motorbike to lose control and the pillion passenger to come flying off and smash her head on the pavement.

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A crash helmet was photographed next to the lifeless body of the victim while awaiting an ambulance. 

The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to Patong Hospital. 

Police have yet to disclose the identities of the drivers of the pickup truck and motorbike, and have yet to appoint blaim. 

UPDATE: Police have named the deceased as a 32-year-old English woman; the driver of the motorbike named as a 55-year-old Englishg woman and the driver of the pickup truck a 22-year-old man. 

The Phuket News is withholding the name of the victim until it can be confirmed that her family have been notified. 

 

 

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LES | 16 February 2016 - 07:01:19

Very sad end for this lady. The word is dont ride motorbikes in Phuket.
Best to walk if you can, use the flag down beach road buses or a motorbike taxi as i have always found them safe. Some haggle over a 60 bht fare, but you could lose alot more

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bjroen2@online.no | 09 February 2016 - 13:47:56

They have a god CCTV camera place ond this way the accident happened, and WHY the  Toyota Vigos pickup truck stay in the lane ONLY for motorbike ???

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stegee | 15 December 2015 - 20:39:29

why are you blaming the driver of the 4x4?? if the witness is to be believed the bike rider made an illegal u-turn across a solid double yellow line.
@tabamak.. if it was a hit and run then  the pick up would NOT be pictured...
@the editor 'rammed' suggests that it was the intention of the pick up driver to hit the bike on purpose.. bad chouice of wording

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Richard Vickers | 14 December 2015 - 11:20:39

This is just so typical, and it is infuriating that Thailand continues to take no meaningful action to address this hideous road carnage. We all see it every time we go somewhere. This reckless behavior and disregard for life seems to be two ingredients for tragedy. Add in an absence of law enforcement, then we see why Thailand has some of the deadliest roads on the planet. Shameful.

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tabarnak | 12 December 2015 - 21:30:17

Could it possibly be a hit and run??? And if so what will happend to the driver of the pick up truck when he is found& 1000B fine?

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simon01 | 12 December 2015 - 18:01:08

So so sad. These 4x4 drivers are a nightmare to all as most drivers cant drive them and are a danger to all. Patong Hill is the worst place of all. The police need to be there all day long to protect people. They need to stop getting the 300 baht fines for minor offences till the death rate on Patong hill stops. It does not need 10 police on each corner to collect fines when just down the road when several people are being killed every week on the hill. They can still pick up lots of fines there and also catch the 4x4s, mini vans and construction trucks and coaches too. If they are there everyday then the car, van, truck and bus drivers will take more care and people wont die. It works so well on the other side. Very few accidents on the hill going into Karon from Patong as the police are there almost everyday.

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