Briton, Thai killed in head-on bike crash in Phuket

CHALONG, PHUKET: A young British man and a Thai man were killed in a motorcycle crash in Phuket early this morning. A Danish man was seriously injured.

Police found the bodies of Adam William Menagh, 22, and Chainarong Wathana, 24, lying on Chao Fa East Road opposite Soi Thanoothep in Chalong at 5:30am.

Mr Menagh was in Phuket for Muay Thai training at the Suwit Gym in Chalong. He was due to fight at one of the boxing stadiums in Patong later this week.

A Danish man who was riding on the same bike as Mr Menage was also seriously injured.

A passerby took the Dane to Phuket International Hospital, where he remains in intensive care.

Police think Mr Menagh’s motorcycle may have crossed lanes as he headed towards Phuket Town, colliding head on with Mr Chainarong’s bike.

Mr Chainarong, from Phang Nga province, was heading towards Chalong.

Both men were killed instantly from head trauma after the bikes collided at high speed.

Neither was wearing a helmet when the bodies were found.

The investigation continues.

Phuket News

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