A staff member from Patong Hospital, who declined to be named, confirmed that the 37-year-old man (name withheld until his family have been notified) succumbed to his injuries whilst in the hospital’s emergency room.
Capt Prasert Thongprom of the Kamala Police was called to respond to an accident near Baan Kamala Muslim Cemetery (Kubo Mutsaam) at 12:40pm today. It was reported that a big bike rider had lost control of his bike and crashed into a roadside traffic barrier.
Upon arrival at the scene, police found a wrecked red plate Honda big bike leaning against a traffic barrier, scrapes were clearly visible along the barrier. Police said they found no helmet at the scene.
Police Capt Prasert said, “Witnesses to the accident said that the big bike was coming from the direction of Patong and heading to Leam Sing at high speed. The rider missed the bend and slammed into the barrier causing him to fly from the bike and land on a path running along the outside of the cemetery wall.” (See story here.)
The Australian Consulate-General in Phuket has been notified.