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Ghostriding motorcyclist killed, struck head-on by car

Ghostriding motorcyclist killed, struck head-on by car

PHUKET: A 43-year-old man was killed when the motorbike he was ‘ghost riding’ on along Thepkrasattri Rd was struck head-on by a car in Baan Lipon, Srisoonthorn, yesterday (Apr 10).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 11 April 2023, 01:00PM

Lt Pongpipat Khamchumphu of the Thalang Police was called to the scene, near the Wandee ‘B20 shop’, at 4:15pm.

Police and rescue workers from Thepkrasattri Tambon Administrative Organisation (OrBorTor) arrived to find the man, Boonrit Amornkol, 43, trapped under the front bumper of a white Phuket-registered Toyota Vios by the side of the road. Nearby was a heavily damaged green Kawasaki MSX motorcycle.

More than 10 people were lifting the car to remove Mr Boonrit, who was unconscious with severe injuries.

An EMS unit arrived and rushed Mr Boonrit to Thalang Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Toyota Vios, Musha Seng, 33, was waiting for police at the scene.

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Lt Pongpipat said that from officers’ initial investigation it appeared that Mr Boonrit was driving against the flow of traffic along the side of Thepkrasattri Rd when he was struck by the car.

Mr Musha was driving towards Phuket Town when lost control of the car. A tape measure had prevented him from applying the brakes.

He panicked and somehow stepped on the accelerator instead, causing him to crash into Mr Boonrit on his motorbike.

Lt Pongpipat said police were continuing their investigation. Mr Musha was taken to Thalang Police Station to be tested for drug use.

Officers were also to check CCTV footage from the area to determine more details about how the accident occurred, Lt Pongpipat said.

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JohnZorglub | 13 April 2023 - 08:46:34

I forgot to say that was the official response from the police.

JohnZorglub | 13 April 2023 - 08:44:11

A few years ago, if this kind of accident happened, the driver of the car would have been held responsible if he could have seen the phantom driver coming.

Pooliekev | 12 April 2023 - 11:59:17

Yes, I agree. Complete TIT.

Hermann1 | 12 April 2023 - 09:34:04

Not so fast Mr.Kurt !  Read the article again and ask yourself why there  was a tape measure preventing him from applying the brakes ? 

solar_serfer | 12 April 2023 - 09:03:34

ghostriding is when you jump from a moving (in gear)car. 

but this story is just too typical , locals love their riding against traffic , i see it every day in Thalang. even families with baby (oMG). and you're even exected to move further towards the opposite lane to avoid them . ting-tong. 

JohnC | 12 April 2023 - 08:58:34

A tape measure stopped him being able to apply the brakes?!? WTF is a tape measure doiing in the footwell near the pedals. What a stupid place to store things. He should be held accountable just for that reason alone.

Kurt | 12 April 2023 - 06:52:38

Who would not 'panic' when a ghostrider pops up in front of him and seeing it is not possible to avoid him? Strange that the 'investigation' concentrates on the car driver. Accident would't happen when there was no ghostrider. RTP money sucking tactics? The approach should be: ghostrider did hit the car, not that the car hit the ghostrider. Yes, I know, TIT.

omarion | 11 April 2023 - 21:20:12

Are you boomers entirely sure , you know what “ghostriding” is?

Jimmy888 | 11 April 2023 - 18:17:50

There just are no words to describe how completely unavoidable these kinds of accidents are in Thailand, but sadly they are all too prevalent. Do the Police and Government officials have no shame? A rhetorical question I know....


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