The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

English woman, 68, fights for life in Phuket hospital after car accident kills son, husband

PHUKET: An appeal to Thailand’s expat community has been launched to raise donations for 68-year-old Rose Weatherill, from England, who is fighting for her life at a hospital in Phuket from injuries sustained in an accident that killed her son and husband.

accidents, death, tourism, transport,

The Phuket News

Friday 2 June 2017, 11:24AM

Gary Libby, a close friend of the family for years, has set up the fundraiser on the Thai crowdfunding platform

The appeal is to raise funds to help Rose Weatherill back to full health after the tragic accident.

“Rose is really fighting for her life in Thailand and we need to give her as much support as we can,” said Mr Libby.

“Her son David married his beautiful wife back in 2006 and raised her two children as his own. David’s elderly mother and father came out to Thailand to spend some time with David, his wife and children.

“On April 21, after a day out at Surat Thani, their pickup truck was involved in an accident with a lorry and trailer unit,” he explained.

“Mrs Weatherill’s injuries included a broken pelvis, fractured ribs and spine, plus chest compression and head trauma. Her husband Arthur, 81, and son David, 54, died from their injuries.

“Rose was rushed to Surat Thani Hospital after the crash, where she stayed for 11 days before being moved to Bangkok Hospital Phuket, which is closer to where David’s wife lives.

“In addition to the injuries Rose suffered, she has had operations to remove bed sores and has been given a tracheotomy to assist her breathing,” he said.

Any money raised will be used to help pay the rising medical costs, which at present are close to B400,000, he added.

“Should there be any monies left over from the final medical bill then the outstanding amount will be donated to another worthy cause,” Mr Libby assured.

“I have known Dave and his family for many years, he was always willing to help others, now it’s his friends turn to try and help his family.

“Back in England we are raising money to help with cost of have a nurse attend to Rose 24/7 and also help reduce the size of the medical bill.

“In advance, I would like to thank the Weeboon Community for any help that they can offer,” he said.

According to the Weeboon’s policy, the funds collected will go directly to the victim Rose Weatherill and will help to handle her hospitalisation and to cover the costs of her medical bills that have already reached B400,000.

Donations to support Rose Weatherill can be made here.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Kurt | 02 June 2017 - 12:47:52

Indeed, a tragic accident.
My condolences for the family members who lost their life.
I wish mrs Rose strength and a complete recovery.

It is good a fundraiser has been established. We can support that.

As Thailand is well known to be very dangerous on the roads, is it not time tourists realize not to travel to Thailand without a good and sufficient Travel & accident insurance?

After all, if one has the money for Thailand ticketing, traveling, accommodation, etc, than the premium for a travel health & accident insurance should be not a burden.

One can simply not go, or be in Thailand without a good covering health & accident insurance.
We see that time after time.

A information obligation for travelagents in home countries, and a subject that needs attention of thai authorities.
Perhaps obliging proof of insurance to show at thai embassies and to thai airport immigration officials upon arrival?

The Phuket News
Matches 1 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Could you help me and tell me what his face expression says about this person{the mayor}?!Is he a good or an evil person? Would a smiling face make h...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Face expressions of people say a lot about people. Look at the photo, and think. In Rawai and Naiharn is a lot going on. Installed traffic lights, ...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

"... I have to wait for the Court of Appeal before issuing any orders to demolish any parts of the project, despite the initial court ruling...&q...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

and "Rawai Garden" soi Suksan 2... how they can have a permit to build 158 rooms in this quite location with a very narrow access!... ...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Eva had 6 years in court to prove their innocence, which they did not. At great expense to the Thai taxpayer and waste of government resources. There ...(Read More)

Set Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ free, says poll

We may say that is croc Leypang is not the only croc in thai waters. Set it free in a habitat were he finds enough food, far from Phuket. Anyway he ...(Read More)

Cop in ‘great escape’ link

Oh, and don't forget, on 04 and 06 September General Prawit, the Defence Minister, told the thai press ( see PN articles on those days) that no po...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Just like Ao sane beach project. Why is the mayor and the Rawai Or Bor Tor planning department head not in jail. How many more building projects in Ra...(Read More)

Cop in ‘great escape’ link

It is funny to read in every newspaper the word 'Escape'. During the time of the travel of Ms Yingluck she was not under house arrest, there ...(Read More)

Phuket lifeguards to strike over budget cuts

Oh, the insanity of it all. At least there will be free wi-fi so when people drown we will see it up on Facebook just as it happens. I'm surpri...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.