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Slippery road blamed for motorcyclist’s death in Phuket

Slippery road blamed for motorcyclist’s death in Phuket

PHUKET: Police have warned road users to exercise extra caution while driving on wet roads after a 38-year-old motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle accident in Pa Khlok. 

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 23 September 2022, 05:38PM

At about 4am today (Sept 23), Lt Col Kornphumphot Pongphaiboon, Deputy Chief of Thalang Police Station, was informed of an accident in front of the SuperCheap store on Route 4027 in Pa Khlok, some 500 metres from the Heroines Monument.

According to the information received by Lt Col Kornphumphon, a motorcyclist lost control on a slippery road resulting in him crashing into a power pole. 

Pa Khlok Municipality rescue workers took the severely wounded rider to Thalang Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The deceased was identified by his Thai ID card as Seksit Seeyangnok, 38.

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Having checked the scene and questioning witnesses, Lt Col Kornphumphot learned that Mr Seksit died in a single-vehicle accident which did not cause in any damage to third parties or government property. The man just lost control of his motorcycle and fell down, Lt Col Kornphumphot was told. 

Mr Seksit’s body was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital for autopsy and will be given to his relatives for funeral rites after that.

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Kurt | 27 September 2022 - 08:49:17

Government should install electronic text beams over the road with text warning like: "Raining! Slippery road, slow down!". Or: "Road repair/ accident 2km ahead, Slow down!"  Such beam can show any kind of warning, typed in a control center.

cheez | 26 September 2022 - 18:08:34

Repetition of the advice to all road users  to slow down in poor weather is necessary until that advice becomes an ingrained habit. That is what it will take to overcome the frailty of human nature.

JohnC | 24 September 2022 - 08:39:22

Will an autopsy be done to find out how much alcohol and/or other substances were in his blood to help determine the state of mind he would have beeen in at 4am. To lose control and crash in to a power pole means he had to have been going quite quickly in the first place. Why do so many locals NOT slow down in wet conditions?

Kurt | 24 September 2022 - 06:54:19

Poor khun Seksit, at his age not knowing that Phuket wet roads are slippery due to oil and rubber residues. R.I.P.

Capricornball | 23 September 2022 - 21:04:01

"Slippery road blamed for motorcyclist’s death". No, only Khun Seksit can be blamed for Khun Seksit's death. At 4AM, any number of things could have come into play, but only Khun Seksit was responsible for everything was was doing. If he was drunk, speeding, sleeping, texting, it was all him. The root cause though, was growing up impotent police that fail to enforce or respect the ...


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