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Belgium man, 39, dies in high speed Phuket motorbike crash

PHUKET: A 39-year-old Belgium man died this morning after he crashed his motorbike at high speed in Rawai.

By Sirapisit Bunchoocheep

Thursday 19 July 2018, 04:32PM

Police and forensic officers inspect the scene of the accident on Viset Rd in Rawai. Photo: Screengrab via Chalong News

Police and forensic officers inspect the scene of the accident on Viset Rd in Rawai. Photo: Screengrab via Chalong News

Police have confirmed that no crash helmet was found at the scene.

At 6am today (July 19), Lt Col Thada Sodarak of the Chalong Police was notified that a man had died in a motorbike accident in front of the Chalong Underpass construction office on Viset Rd in Rawai.

Officers from the Chalong Police together with Forensic Police and Rawai Municipality rescue workers went to the scene to find a the body of a foreign man lying face down in the road. He was wearing an olive coloured T-shirt and grey trousers.

On the body police found a European driver’s licence, a Bank of Ayudhya ATM Card and a packet of cigarettes.

The man had sustained two wounds to the head, severe bruising on the left side of his body, wounds to his right knee and left leg. He was also bleeding heavily from the mouth and nose.

The man had a lotus flower tattoo on his left leg, a tattoo of two tigers on his back, and the word ‘Jupiler’ together with black bison tattooed on the right calf.

Police said that at the scene they found wheel prints in the grass verge at the side of the road and blood on the roadside barrier. A black ‘Stallions’ motorbike was found about 70 metres away from the body.

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No helmet was found at the scene, police said.

The body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

Police said that the man was travelling from Rawai toward Chalong Circle at high speed when the accident occurred.

The area is notorious for serious accidents, they said.

Police are continuing with their investigation into the true cause of the accident.

The Embassy of Belgium in Thailand has informed.

The Phuket News is withholding the man’s name until his family have been informed.



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