One dead, two injured in Phuket motorbike collision

PHUKET: A young woman was killed and two teenage boys injured when their motorcycles collided at a U-turn in Thalang early this morning.

Capt Praman Yukkaphan of Thalang Police identified the deceased as Urairat Khongket, an employee of a rubber glove factory in Baan Manik, Srisoonthorn.

Originally from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, the 27-year-old probably died instantly from massive head injuries and a broken neck, rescue workers at the scene said.

Ms Urairai was a resident of the nearby Kan Keha (National Housing Authority) low-income housing estate.

She was attempting to do a U-turn when she was hit by another motorbike ridden by Phonphon Yadthip and Ailwin Jumon, both 16 years old.

Mr Phonphon, the driver, was seriously injured in the collision. Mr Ailwin suffered minor injuries.

Kusoldharm Foundation workers rushed both teenagers to Thalang Hospital for emergency treatment.

Ms Urairat’s body was taken to the morgue at the same facility.

Her family in Nakhon Sri Thammarat’s Chian Yai District have been informed of the death and are travelling to Phuket today to claim her body.

Thalang Police plan to question the two boys today, Capt Praman said.

— Wichai Witthawat

Phuket News

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