Irish teacher dies after motorbike crash in Phuket

PHUKET: An Irish teacher at Baan Maireab School in Phuket died today from head injuries sustained in a motorbike accident last night.

Denis Bates, 30, was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital at about 11pm.

The Irishman, originally from Dublin, had been in a coma until he succumbed to his head injury at 12:10pm today.

“He died of intracerebral hemorrhaging,” confirmed a Vachira Phuket Hospital staffer.

Mr Bates was brought from the accident site on Muang Chao Fa Road to the hospital by rescue workers.

No records of the accident were kept.

— Chutharat Plerin

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