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‘Ghost rider’ dies after Koh Kaew collision

PHUKET: A motorcyclist driving against traffic has died after colliding with a car in Koh Kaew last night (Mar 11).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 12:54PM

Witnesses reported that Narasak Thinkohyao, 34, was driving the motorbike against oncoming traffic when he was hit by the car. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Witnesses reported that Narasak Thinkohyao, 34, was driving the motorbike against oncoming traffic when he was hit by the car. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police were notified of the incident at about 8:10pm on Monday night.

The incident took place on the northbound side of Thepkasattri Rd at the main Koh Kaew intersection.

Pol Lt Col Thaksin Pinyothepprathan of Phuket City Police Station arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue volunteers.

Col Thaksin reported, “We arrived at the scene of the accident which had caused heavy traffic on the northbound road. A wrecked Honda motorbike was on its side in front of a Toyota Fortuner which was badly damaged at the front.”

“Nearby, the severely injured motorcyclist was lying on the road unconscious with heavy bleeding,” Col Thaksin said.

The rescue volunteer began administering CPR whilst awaiting an ambulance to arrive from Mission Hospital approximately six kilometres away.

The man, identified as 34-year-old Narasak Thinkohyao, was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Col Thaksin said, “Witnesses reported that Mr Narasak was driving the motorbike against oncoming traffic when he was hit by the car. The impact of the collision caused Mr Narasak a severe head injury which he died from.”

The driver of the car was taken to Phuket City Police Station for questioning. No charges have yet been filed.



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Fascinated | 12 March 2019 - 22:40:46

Why should charges even be considered against the  truck driver HE was going the right way. Ghost Riders are just lazy and get what they deserve- unfortunately those they force into collisions are the ones that suffer. No sympathy for this dingbat- it's just natural Selection.

Concernd | 12 March 2019 - 21:12:49

Seeing everyday uneducated ignorant motorbikes and motorbike sidecar drivers approving on the wrong side and endangering correct driving motorists - assuming they are to lazy to drive correct to the next u-turn and drive on the correct side of the road – and nobody seems to do anything about it.
Let’s hope that the driver of the car doesn’t get charged because it was obviously not his fault...

BenPendejo | 12 March 2019 - 14:26:55

Som nam na.  I feel bad for the deceased's parents and family, but he got what he asked for.  People willing to do this stupid stupid behavior are simply asking to get smacked head on...and I have no sorrow when it happens.  We all see it...all ages of Thai...young and old... men and has to be the most stupid of all their reckless behaviors.

Kurt | 12 March 2019 - 14:24:14

A ghost rider is a ghost rider. Nothing to comment on that. Just that the correct car driver has a lousy emotion about it for the rest of his life. So sad.  The Thai Royal Police never act against ghost riders, not even when they drive almost over their feet.

zib | 12 March 2019 - 13:13:32

It's amazing that the story is completely different in "The Thaiger" than here.

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