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Unidentified foreigner killed in motorbike crash

Unidentified foreigner killed in motorbike crash

PHUKET: Police have confirmed that an unidentified foreigner was involved in a motorcycle accident in the early hours of this morning (Sept 17) that left the man dead at the scene.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 17 September 2022, 12:24PM

The incident happened around 3:15am this morning near Ban Manik School on Si Sunthon Road in Thalang where it appeared the man lost control of his bike at high speed while navigating a curve in the road.

On being informed of the incident, Lt. Col. Pattwat Yodkwan of Thalang Police Station proceeded to the scene where he was joined by rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation and medical workers from Thalang Hospital.

They arrived to find a red and white coloured PCX Honda motorcycle with the registration number 7 PO-8925, Bangkok, lying damaged on its side on the road.

Nearby was a white Mazda sedan which had incurred damage to its rear bumper.

About three metres from the bike was the body of the man lying on his back. He was wearing a light coloured crew neck t-shirt, light brown shorts and was sporting several tattoos. A shattered helmet was found near his body as was a sling bag and wallet although no identification documents were inside.

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The man’s neck was broken and there was a severe wound on the left side of his face which was bleeding profusely. The right side of his abdomen had also suffered serious wounds.

The man’s body was taken to Thalang Hospital where a full autopsy was to be conducted by doctors.

After conferring with eye witnesses, initial investigations revealed the man was riding his bike towards the Heroines’ Monument on Thepkrasattri Road at high speed when he lost control at the curve in the road. He then crashed into the outside area of a nearby coffee shop before his body was thrown from the bike, slamming into a traffic sign and electricity power pole.

The bike careered into the side of the sedan which belonged to workers in a nearby convenience store, causing damage to the rear bumper.

Police confirmed they needed to investigate further so as to identify the man before notifying relatives of his passing.

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Capt B | 19 September 2022 - 17:09:55

@Wiesel  Writing from 1st hand experience as a person that has been dead before, I had a fractured L1 & L2 vertebrae before (a broken neck) after being wiped by a drunk woman driver whilst wearing a full face standards helmet with the chin strap done up & spine protector. Anything is possible. I wrote her car off & sent her into bankruptcy so she couldn't get finance to buy another...

Wiesel | 19 September 2022 - 12:55:34

@CaptainB: which would not have protected him from breaking his neck.

Capt B | 19 September 2022 - 06:13:05

Condolences to the dead man's relo's.
Too bad he wasn't wearing a full set of racing leathers & a full face helmet with the strap done up. He lost it.

Capricornball | 18 September 2022 - 20:51:40

I just returned from Patong this evening, and I saw a typical foreigner with way more bike than he could handle...riding like a rude and obnoxious a-hole, pulling up to a red light across all others so he was in the intersection, then balls to the walls 3 seconds before the green. My only hope is when he gets taken out, he doesn't take anyone else with him. I wouldn't care about him one bi...

christysweet | 18 September 2022 - 12:27:50

What an awful ending and awful for that other driver. Be really really careful out there folks- most dangerous roads in this and many other galaxies. Mistakes are often  deadly, yes obstructions sit  on the road practically every 20 meters and it's perfectly normal. 

Kurt | 18 September 2022 - 10:53:27

When one comes from a country without electric power poles along the roads better drive here carefull. Here are power poles much of the time 'at fault' during serious accidents.

JohnC | 18 September 2022 - 08:51:42

It's not only locals who die doing stupid things on motorbikes. No doubt alcohol will be involved. 3am most likely on his way home after a few frothies at some bar and, like many others, didn't make it there.


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