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One teen killed, two survive, after motorbike hits tree

One teen killed, two survive, after motorbike hits tree

PHUKET: A 14-year-old boy was killed when the motorbike he was riding with two friends sitting behind him hit a tree beside Thepkrasattri Rd just south of the Heroines Monument last night (Oct 6).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 7 October 2021, 01:08PM

Maj Niwat Timket of the Thalang Police was notified of the accident, near Ruampong Motor Co Ltd on Thepkasattri Rd northbound in Moo 3, Srisoonthorn, at 11:55pm.

Maj Niwat arrived at the scene, just over 500 metres south of the Heroines Monument, to find the damaged Phuket-registered Honda motorbike on the road and a large tamarind tree with a heavy impact mark.

On the road nearby was the body of Apinun Sanklong, 14, registered as living in Phuket Town. His body was taken to Thalang Hospital by rescue workers from the Kusoldarm Foundation Muang Mai branch.

Maj Niwat was informed that before he and other police had arrived at the scene rescue workers from Srisoonthorn Municipality had taken two other teenagers injured in the accident to Thalang Hospital.

At the hospital Maj Niwat identified the two injured teenagers as Montri Muen-In, 14, and Athitaya Rodthong, 12 years old.

From questioning the injured two, Maj Niwat was told that the three were travelling from Phuket Town on the one motorbike, with Apinun driving.

The teens were travelling towards the Heroines Monument at high speed when Apinun lost control of the motorbike and crashed into the tamarind tree beside the road.

Police made no mention of the teenagers attending any Vegetarian Festival event, despite Apinun being dressed in full white in accordance with Vegetarian Festival tradition.

Maj Niwat that further investigation into the accident would continue after the condition of the two surviving teenagers had improved.

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Christy Sweet | 08 October 2021 - 15:23:19

It's not 'Thai children',  it's Thai boys that are spoiled and allowed to do what they wish in preparation  for their elevated status in a sexist culture. How many 13 yo girls are involved in these sort of accidents? NONE 

Christy Sweet | 08 October 2021 - 15:16:24

Taillight and antennae were broken, a tire was slashed and the  quarter panel damaged-one kid hurt his ankle. They started to run until they saw I was Whitey. Half their village showed up to  scare me into leaving the  scene and one kid's father was menacing me as if being rear ended was my fault. 

Christy Sweet | 08 October 2021 - 14:22:34

Three  13 yo kids on a scooter hit me and did about 25,000 baht worth of damage. Police insisted I use their interpreter- not my own so as to intimidate me "I fear for your safety.." if I did not accept just 5000. SCAMLAND

Kurt | 08 October 2021 - 10:49:40

Many parents don't know how to raise kids. Kids just grow up and do of course many silly things as kids do. Their brains will be just fully grown at age 20+. Looks like parents give much in spiritual hands of Lord Buddha.

Capricornball | 08 October 2021 - 09:42:13

Just another example of the ills that befall Thailand because of the impotence of Thai police. Their refusal to practice any degree of law enforcement gives everyone the license to do as they damn well please. And let's also throw in the utterly irresponsible parents that allow all of these underage kids to barrel down the highway at almost midnight. Just insane.

JohnC | 08 October 2021 - 09:17:59

What is wrong with Thai parents? From a westerner's point of view this is as bad as killing your own children. Why would anyone with a functioning brain let their young children ride on the roads with next to no experience and far below the legal age limit. Are your children such a bother that you will do anything to get then out of the house? No mention of wearing helmets either, of course. S...

Fascinated | 07 October 2021 - 19:27:45

Will the police EVER stop underage children from riding bikes-  prosecute the parents and seize the bikes. There's complete antipathy towards this. As an example the Kamala Kops do nothing about this and young kids race around the village due to 'influential' parents that they are scared of. If they hit you though- its never called into question why they were on the road in the first p...

Foot | 07 October 2021 - 14:11:14

Begs the question: How many police did these children pass without being stopped?  


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