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Phuket Hungarian tourists dead after motorbike slams into pole

Phuket Hungarian tourists dead after motorbike slams into pole

PHUKET: Two Hungarian men died early yesterday morning (Jan 30) after the motorbike they were riding slammed into a roadside pole in Rawai.

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By Yutthawat Lekmak

Tuesday 31 January 2017, 06:07PM


The two men were heading along the Rawai beach road when the accident happened at about 2:40am. Photo: Chalong Police

The two men were heading along the Rawai beach road when the accident happened at about 2:40am. Photo: Chalong Police

Lt Col Sakkarin Sangjaroen of the Chalong Police was informed the accident at 2:40am.

Col Sakkarin identified the two men as Gabor Asztalos, 28, and his passenger Bence Edvin Banfi, 26.

“We were told that the men were heading towards Wiset Rd when Mr Asztalos lost control of the motorbike on the bend and crashed into the pylon,” Col Sakkarin told The Phuket News.

Both men were wearing helmets, Col Sakkarin noted.

“Mr Banfi died at the scene,” he confirmed.

“Mr Asztalos still suffered severe head trauma. He was taken to Phuket International Hospital by a rescue team, but was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:58am,” he added.

“Their families and the Hungarian Embassy in Bangkok have been notified,” Col Sakkarin said.

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Sir Burr | 01 February 2017 - 22:24:49

Have you seen the standard of 90% of the helmets worn here?
They are designed to get you through police check-points, not to save your life. They have little, or no padding at all.

Bill Smith | 01 February 2017 - 17:06:57

So the helmets made absolutely no difference in this accident.

My deep condolences also.

agatha | 31 January 2017 - 21:31:06

My son is 25 yrs old and arrived home from Phuket a few hours ago.
As a hungarian mother i feel deep sorry for the parents who lost their beloved ones....
My deep condolences ....

Road Deaths | 31 January 2017 - 20:52:53

Time to get a car when a helmet no longer saves your life.

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