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Three young female students injured in motorbike fall

Three young female students injured in motorbike fall

PHUKET: Phuket City Police have said they are yet to decide what action – if any – three young teenage female students will face after they were injured in a motorbike accident in Phuket Town yesterday afternoon (Sept 24).

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By The Phuket News

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 02:22PM


Three female students, two aged 13 and one aged 12, were injured in a motorbike accident yesterday (Sept 24). Photo: Kusoldham Phuket Foundation

Three female students, two aged 13 and one aged 12, were injured in a motorbike accident yesterday (Sept 24). Photo: Kusoldham Phuket Foundation

Two of the girls, including the one driving the motorbike, are aged 13, the third girl is 12 years old.

The girls were injured when the motorbike they were on struck a kerb along Soi Bang Yai just after 3pm.

The girls are all students and had just finished their exams for the day, Lt Col Nucharee Longkaew of the Phuket City Police told The Phuket News.

“When we (police) arrived all three were on the ground bleeding,” she said.

The girls were still dressed in school uniform**. None of the students were wearing a helmet, she added.

The 13-year-old girl driving the motorbike was unconscious when rescue workers and police arrived but regained consciousness later. The girl had suffered a wound to her head and scratches on her face and body.

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The other 13-year-old girl suffered scratches to her body, as did the 12-year-old who was sitting between them on the motorbike. The 12-year-old also had a minor wound to her head – but both were conscious.

The two 13-year-old girls were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, while the 12-year-old girl was taken to Phuket Provincial Hospital in Rassada. It was not explained why they were taken to different hospitals.

Lt Col Nucharee said she had not decided what action to take over the accident, noting that the girl driving the motorbike is not old enough to be issued a motorbike driver’s license.

“Let’s just give them time to recover first, then I can talk with them and their parents later,” she said.


** The Director of Banbangneaw Municipal School on Phuket Rd, in Phuket Town, later denied that the three girls were students at that school. At the time The Phuket News called, Lt Col Nucharee was unavailable to re-confirm or correct which school the girls attend.

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Rorri_2 | 03 October 2019 - 06:13:38

"Everybody know and see it but noooobody needs to be blamed" what a load of rubbish... you have now given everyone an insight into your thinking. Seems trying to save lives means nothing to you.

Wiesel | 02 October 2019 - 11:51:49

And you and Kurt think they dont know it or we dont see it?? Everybody know and see it but noooobody needs to be blamed.

Rorri_2 | 01 October 2019 - 06:10:33

....parents, police, schools even governments etc have a duty to their children,  why you can't see this stuns me.

Wiesel | 30 September 2019 - 10:02:23

It is like it is. Accept it, look at yourself and not on others and if i is totaly unacceptable for you just try to find where everything is like you want and go there. Good Luck ;-)

Kurt | 29 September 2019 - 19:55:12

Mr Wiesel, my comment is not about the wrong doing of children. Kids are kids, and don't always oversee there doings ( I wrote earlier). This is about parents ( let a 12 year old kid go out with parent motor bike), traffic police and school directors who walk away from responsibilities.

GerryT81 | 29 September 2019 - 14:09:59

Mr.Wiesel,i  bet you are right.The person you are talking about grew up probably very well looked after.Never experienced real life.Still today he would like to see everything being total controlled and regulated.As square as it gets.

Kurt | 29 September 2019 - 11:31:28

Look at schools in Rawai, opposite Rawai Post office, the school in Phuket town, around corner of Immigration office.  Hundreds of young kids come and go by motorbike, seen their age obviously without driving license, so no insurance coverage.
What do Phuket Government, School directors, traffic police, parents about it to stop this and make Phuket roads more safe?  Until now: Nothing.

Wiesel | 29 September 2019 - 10:20:03

But i am sure that you Mr. Kurt never ever have done something wrong or stupid ur even illegal in your perfect live. True or false?

Wiesel | 29 September 2019 - 10:15:31

Kurt it is just not my job to blame or judge others. Esp. because i am foreigner in a land where i decided to stay. And one more i want to tell you: when i was young i also was driving without license, without helmet and with 2 of my friends on 1 bike. ;-)

chiangmai 1 | 29 September 2019 - 02:52:43

no surprise happens everywhere in thailand.any school has the same  young kids no license helmet whatever else  too.will happen tomorrow as well somewhere else

Kurt | 27 September 2019 - 16:36:40

Wiesel, Pascale, Rene, the 3 of you should open eyes and blame parents, traffic police, and school directors for accidents like this. Not a reader who comments on the irresponsible looking away/ignoring behavior of mentioned adult people were in first place the responsibility lays.

Kurt | 27 September 2019 - 10:17:16

@Rene, my comment is not about ALL people but kids of 12-13 or even younger. and responsibility of parents, School directors and police. And indeed, according BangkokPost survey have about 32% + of thai no driving license.

Christy Sweet | 27 September 2019 - 08:40:34

I was rear-ended some years ago by 3 lads on a scooter. Their entire neighborhood showed up to intimidate me into leaving the scene. The crash incurred 25, 000 worth of damage, but I settled for 5 as the police kindly informed me they feared for my safety if I did not accept. I was manipulated. Now, I know better- a lot better.  

Rene | 26 September 2019 - 17:34:19

@Pascale. You are right ! You cant stop that guy to write ..... every day. He judge ALL people. For example my girl kids (20 and 17) have both driver licenses, the older one for car to. With bike full covered helmets, but both involved in an accident already. You can only blame parents, which let drive underaged kids ! And maybe, some people here with big comments dont have a driver license too

Pascale | 26 September 2019 - 13:52:50

@Wiesel. Stopping him? Don't be so heartless. It's all he has.It's the same like taking all the toys away from a young kid.You wouldn't do that,or would you?

Fascinated | 26 September 2019 - 11:37:59

About time parents were prosecuted for child endangerment and lack of care. if a falang had hit these kids who should not have been on the road in the first place it would have cost them a fortune. We see this every day in kamala- 3 or four kids helmetless on bikes just riding past cops who are scratching their *****.

Kurt | 26 September 2019 - 11:05:26

Reality thinking, mr Wiesel, not negative thinking.Thinking about responsibility of parents, traffic police and school directors. Children of 12, 13 years old ( or even younger) on motorbikes don't oversee their doings, as this accident shows again. That Traffic police close eyes when 3-4 kids pass by on a motorbike, is criminal negligence.

GerryT81 | 26 September 2019 - 08:58:03

Wondering how severe a "heavenly" fine would be.

Steve wooly | 25 September 2019 - 23:37:06

doesn't surprise me i see young children on motorbikes every day underage, no helmets and sometimes 4 on one bike, in Kathu you see this every day,they even drive past police on duty but are never stopped, are you waiting for them to die before something is done?

Wiesel | 25 September 2019 - 20:57:26

The wise Judge Mr. Kurt have spoken. can nobody stop this negative thinking and everybody blaming superman??

Kurt | 25 September 2019 - 20:18:21

Parents, people living around, school authorities, local police, they all know of this '''normal''' driving of young kids. They are all responsible for this motorbike fall. Shame on all of them. Look outside Phuket schools, see all kids of that age on motorbikes. And police? Zombies. Day in day out.

Kurt | 25 September 2019 - 19:05:36

Here is a responsibility of the school principal as well.
He/she should not allow these young children to come to school on a motorbike.

Kurt | 25 September 2019 - 19:02:51

Talk to their parents later?? Talk to the parents now, and fine them heavenly for allowing their children to drive the motorbike of parents. 3 children on a motorbike, illegal. Driving without helmet, without driving license. Illegal. These kids could have caused a serious traffic accident with other road users! But I guess the 'seriousnes' sticks to just a 'talk'.

BenPendejo | 25 September 2019 - 18:02:46

What can you say? Solid statement as to the complete irresponsibility of Thai kids, Thai parents, and of course...Thai police.  You can expect kids to be irresponsible, but the parents and impotent police are the biggest failures in this case.  My sympathies were depleted years ago.

BigA | 25 September 2019 - 17:23:37

Fine each of the parent's 20.000 Baht.Charge the owner of the bike also 20.000 if you dare Mr. Po;ice! You are pretty good and quick charging farang'!Please don't answere! I would be shocked

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