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Chinese tourist dies in Rawai motorbike accident

Chinese tourist dies in Rawai motorbike accident

PHUKET: A Chinese tourist has died and another is in critical condition after their motorbike crashed into a light pole in Rawai last night (May 30).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 31 May 2019, 11:53AM

Rescue volunteers administer CPR at the roadside on Wiset Rd, Rawai (May 30). Photo: Supawatkun Amnuay Khunnalack

Rescue volunteers administer CPR at the roadside on Wiset Rd, Rawai (May 30). Photo: Supawatkun Amnuay Khunnalack

Police were notified of the accident at 9:15pm and arrived at the scene on Wiset Rd to find two Chinese men lying on the road unconscious surrounded by blood.

Capt Jaruwit Chunjareon of Chalong Police Station reported, “Mr Weerawut Chote, who witnessed the accident, notified emergency services. He explained that two Chinese men were on a motorbike driving down a hill on Wiset Rd and lost control, veering into the central reservation.”

The impact threw the men off the bike and into a light pole. Two helmets were found at the scene.

Ruamjai Rescue Foundation volunteers arrived to find that one of the tourists, identified as Yi Shi, 30, had no pulse and proceeded to administer CPR while an ambulance rushed the other, Dongyang Wu, 25, who had suffered serious injuries, to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

Mr Yi is believed to have died on impact and was pronounced dead on arrival at Vachira Phuket Hospital. Mr Dongyang remains in critical condition.

The men had arrived in Phuket on Monday (May 27) on tourist visas.

“Police have informed the Chinese consulate of the incident,” Capt Jaruwit added.

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BenPendejo | 01 June 2019 - 14:36:03

The Chalong Police would rather have dead tourists as long as they can keep  that graft money flowing.  If they were to enforce the law on their countrymen, their flow of dirty money would be severely reduced...so I'm sure the Chalong Police will just keep it same same.  Money in Thai Police pockets is clearly more important than a few hundred dead tourists killed on motorbikes.

BenPendejo | 01 June 2019 - 14:29:05

Ticketing tourists on motorbikes is a just a money-making venture for Chalong Police, and I'd bet they make a lot more scalping tourists than their base pay. True, it is against the law to ride without a license, but it is also illegal to rent a motorbike to an unlicensed driver. Therefore, it is time to start getting the rental contract and fining the rental company. But that won't happen...

Nasa12 | 01 June 2019 - 11:29:47

If NOT the tourists have a driver's license in a police check then  the police MUST take the bike, and give the shop some rent our or the owner of the bike a fine them 2000 baht.  This has been written many many times in the news, so again the police take  the 45% thicket and put right in their pocket if not 100%  who knows .

Kurt | 01 June 2019 - 11:27:04

Wiesel is right, traffic police don't kill people. But Wiesel, how about arresting rental shop owners first for by thai law forbidden renting out to people without driving license, in order to protect others?  It all starts in a rental shop, yes?

DeKaaskopp | 01 June 2019 - 09:35:52

"Seeing Chalong Police blablabla" Very clever to blame Chalong Police for all those accidents.No one would expect from a tourist to use his own brain or being responsible for anything.

GregoryJCS | 01 June 2019 - 08:48:51

All this talk about introducing compulsory insurance for retirement visas. How about compulsory insurance for people renting scooters and mopeds. One look at more than half the tourists renting them clearly shows they shouldn't be allowed to rent them cause they sure can't ride them. The numbers will continue to climb...

Steve wooly | 01 June 2019 - 03:05:15

were they  licensed to drive a motorbike and if not who hired it to them ,because maybe the hire company could be charged 

Wiesel | 31 May 2019 - 23:18:40

sorry but chalong Police dont kill people!! They give a warning and people should have brain enough to know they should not drive. Dont blame others for self made mistakes. Real Live is not kindergarden. How you would think about arrest tourists for driving without license to protect others??? 

Kurt | 31 May 2019 - 20:12:54

You are right Nasa. However, don't forget that RTP traffic officers keep 45% of the fines. That is a long existing legal arrangement. ( BangkokPost 29-30  May)

Nasa12 | 31 May 2019 - 17:12:01

Seeing Chalong police stops all tourists every day in Rawai, and those who don't have a driver's license have to pay a fine of 500 baht and can continue.  Here Chalong police make them self to kill tourist people. This police station only thinks money no security for tourists.

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