Kuwaiti woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kamala, Phuket

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A Kuwaiti woman was killed yesterday morning in a motorcycle accident in Kamala, Phuket.

The incident was reported to Kamala Police by a passerby at around 3am. Two individuals who were riding the motorcycle were transported to Patong Hospital. A Honda PCX motorcycle was found in a drainage ditch, as well as a broken blue helmet.

The motorcycle driver, a 41 year old Kuwaiti man, is being treated in hospital. The passenger, a 38 year old woman, succumbed to her injuries. The man told police he was riding his motorbike at around 12.30am when the accident occurred.

At the site of the accident, the path curved downhill and the road barrier at the side was damaged. The road was lit but the curved parts were dim. The driver was believed to have crashed at a curve and was unfamiliar with the road, reported Phuket News.

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Police found marijuana in the man’s bag and doctors at Patong Hospital conducted drug and alcohol tests. Embassy officials are being contacted to inform the family and relatives of the deceased and the driver respectively.

In related news, a mother and her seven year old daughter were injured by a Khao Phaeng Ma wild bull which charged at them while the pair was riding a motorcycle in Nakhon Ratchasima on January 11.

The bull ran in from the side of the road, crashing into the motorcycle. The mother fell to the ground whilst her daughter’s clothes got caught by the wild bull’s horns, before falling to the ground, 100 metres from where the motorcycle had fallen. Both suffered serious injuries.

In other news, a fatal motorcycle accident was reported in Kamphaeng Phet where the vehicle lost control on a bend and plunged into a canal, resulting in the death of the rider who drowned. The motorcycle was found submerged in the water while the rider’s body was discovered under the vehicle.

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