Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners

PHUKET: A pair of injured foreigners reported to police that a ghost rider slammed into them in the southbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road near the Kor En ‘death bend’ early this morning.

American Mike Waltman, 23, was not seriously injured in the incident. However, his 20-year-old Ukrainian passenger, Karl Midman, broke his leg, said Capt Thanom Thongpan of the Tah Chat Chai Police.

The alleged ghost rider, Wichakorn Hattho, 18, suffered a broken leg and head trauma.

“Mr Midman said that he and Mr Waltman were staying at Yacht Haven Pier and were on their bike heading to Phuket Town. He claimed that Mr Wichakorn was riding his bike in the wrong direction and hit them,” said Capt Thanom.

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Police reported that none of the three men involved in the crash was wearing a helmet.

“All three were taken to Thalang Hospital. We discharged Mr Waltman from the hospital after administering first aid. Mr Midman was transferred to Bangkok Hospital, and Mr Wichakorn was transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital,” a Thalang Hospital staffer told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

Police are still attempting to verify the cause of the accident, Capt Thanom confirmed.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

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