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Two women injured as motorbike hits pickup head-on on Patong Hill

PHUKET: Two women were rushed to hospital this morning after the motorbike they were riding ploughed head-on into a fully loaded pickup truck heading up Patong Hill.

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Monday 15 May 2017, 12:58PM

Phuket rescue workers at the scene on Patong Hill this morning. Photo: Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation
Phuket rescue workers at the scene on Patong Hill this morning. Photo: Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation

The women were heading eastbound down the steep descent toward Kathu when their motorbike struck the front of a Toyota pickup truck heading up the hill at about 6:30am, reported Kusoldharm rescue workers.

The accident occurred in front of the Patong City sign popular with tourists for taking souvenir photos.

Both of the women remained conscious as rescue workers sped them to hospital.

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One of the women suffered a broken leg, rescue workers reported.

Police have yet to report any findings in their initial investigation.



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Capt B | 16 May 2017 - 09:49:55

Since 1979, I have affectionately described that section of road as the "Patong Death Hill". Not long after I met my wife of around 5 years, I noticed she had a limp. Yeah she'd spent about 6 months in hospital in traction. 
Where did it happen ? The "Patong Death Hill". About 3 weeks after she moved in with me, I bought her a new car & sent her for driving lessons. After a few weeks, she got her driving licence. The next day, I went for a drive with her as a passenger. Unfortunately, "dangerously inexperienced" driver. I then sent her for driving lessons with a really good Taxi Driver who I'd known around 7 years or so. Half a day, every second day for another 4 weeks. OK. She was now ready to finally let loose on the road in her own car. We reside over in the South East of the Island. Now, whenever she says to me, "I have to go over to Patong today", & I will say to her, "Go via the Chalong Roundabout, but, whatever you do, don't go over the "Patong Death Hill".
The road is now good compared to many years ago, however the only problem with it are all the incompetent idiots that shouldn't be on it in the first place.
Drive carefully, & watch out for 70 year old drunk Thai Motorcycle riders with no helmets. Just remember, when you sign the charge sheet & pay the fine, it clearly states "Alleged Offender" & that means you always have the option to take it to court.  

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malczx7r | 16 May 2017 - 07:03:33

Looks to me like the pickup was on the wrong side of the road, they are lay on the correct side of the road, probably overtaking on a bend, wanting to get 10 feet further in front, see it every day!

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Discover Thainess | 16 May 2017 - 06:36:08

Having seen the video from the pickup on social media it seems pretty clear the pair on the motorcycle are lucky to be alive. Neither had helmets on and they clearly crossed the center line and went headfirst into the truck who was just driving along quite correctly. Must have been one heck of a shock for the pickup driver. 

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Jor12 | 15 May 2017 - 18:42:03 your case, why stop...go straight over and take photos as you going down

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Kurt | 15 May 2017 - 14:14:57

Where to park my car on Patong Hill in order to be able to make souvenir photos of that Patong City sign, once built for 9 million thb? 

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