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Two boys in motorbike collision in Kathu, one in critical condition

Two boys in motorbike collision in Kathu, one in critical condition

PHUKET: Two young boys have sustained serious head injuries and were taken to hospital, with one of the boys in critical condition, after their motorbike was involved in a collision on Wichit Songkram Rd last night (Dec 12).

By The Phuket News

Friday 13 December 2019, 12:16PM

Medical staff administer emergency treatment to one of the boys involved in the collision. Photo: Kathu Police

Medical staff administer emergency treatment to one of the boys involved in the collision. Photo: Kathu Police

Capt Surapong Puangprom of the Kathu Police Station confirmed the boys’ red-and-black Honda motorbike collided with a pickup truck that was parked at the side of the street close to the Loch Palm Golf Club entrance.

“The boys are approximately 10 years old,” Capt Surapong said. “Neither boy was wearing a helmet when the collision occurred.”

Both boys were initially rushed to Bangkok Hospital Siriroj as Vachira Phuket Hospital was at full capacity. However, the boys were transferred to Vachira late last night and remain there now.

The boy driving the motorbike remains in critical condition in ICU. The passenger has regained consciousness and is responsive although still remains in hospital care.

The accident occurred at around 8:27pm last night. Kusoldharm Foundation were notified of the accident by an anonymous informant and rushed to the scene immediately.

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A Kusoldharm Foundation spokesman said, “The two boys were found on the road near the Loch Palm Golf Club entrance.

“Neither were wearing a helmet. The boy who had been driving was bleeding from his right ear and nose and his forehead was swollen. His breathing was very slow and he was barely able to talk. He was in a critical condition.

“The second boy, who was the passenger, sustained a cut wound to his forehead and the right side of his face was swollen. He was screaming with pain. He could, however, respond to rescue staff and was able to breath.

When pressed for further details, Capt Surapong said, “Both boys are students from Ban Bang Thong School in Kathu. Their parents were made aware of the accident and visited the boys last night at the hospital. We will let both boys recover and then question them at a later time.”

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malczx7r | 16 December 2019 - 09:22:41

And that ladies and gentlemen is why Thailand has such a high road death rate, no responsible parent would let a child ride a motorcycle, key word, responsible! You know the ones who wear helmets but carry their beloved child on the bike without a helmet! 

Christy Sweet | 15 December 2019 - 17:50:45

#MeThree Three 12 yo boys on a bike, rear ended, got a entire village at the scene. Boy's pa paid 5,000 on 20, 000 worth of damage. Police " I fear for you if you ask for more." I brought my own translator, they insisted I use theirs. 
If I only knew then what I know now... 

Shwe | 14 December 2019 - 13:18:52

No sympathy, deserve all they get

BigA | 14 December 2019 - 07:12:08

Who owns the motorbike?

Shwe | 14 December 2019 - 06:17:53

under age, no license, no insurance no crash helmet, same thing happened to me but there were 3 on that bike and no one injured, no charges to the kids as dad was a taxi driver and came to an "arrangement" Charge the irresponsible parents, but with such an inefficient useless police force that will not happen

CaptainJack69 | 14 December 2019 - 02:06:10

Was the bike modified? 'Children' of all ages have been racing up and down that stretch of road in recent years. With their 'racing' exhausts screaming away and their tiny little skinny wheels wobbling back and forth.

Kurt | 13 December 2019 - 19:11:52

Question the 10 year old boys later?  How about questioned already parents of both of them? They are responsible for what their 10 year old kids are doing with a motorbike.  Why the transfer from Phuket International Hospital to Vachira Hospital while the boy is still in critical ICU condition? Transfer hospital --> hospital during a very critical condition? For what reason?

Fascinated | 13 December 2019 - 13:59:59

Parents should be done for allowing them on the bike. too many out of control kids on the road and legal drivers end up paying the price when they are involved in crashes., I was going to say its about time the cops stepped up and did their job but fat chance of that.

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