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Helmeted motorbike driver survives Phuket hill crash

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PHUKET: A helmeted motorbike driver was non-responsive but alive after crashing his motorbike into a drainage ditch while descending Patak Road toward Chalong this morning.

Ruamjai foundation rescue workers quickly arrived at the scene and placed the man, Surat Udompol, 53, in a neck brace before loading him into an ambulance and rushing him to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

“At the scene, we found him laying in a ditch. He was non-responsive, but breathing,” Ruamjai foundation rescue workers told the Phuket Gazette.

“He lost control of the bike and overshot the curve.”

The motorbike left a visible trail in the narrow strip of soil and gravel between the road and the drainage ditch, which was about one meter deep, an eyewitness at the scene said.

— Paramee Poolsawat

 

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