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Phuket kickboxing student loses foot in motorbike crash | Thaiger

PHUKET: An Australian man studying Thai kickboxing in Phuket lost his foot when the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Chalong last night.

Staff at the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization’s Tourist Rescue Center named the victim as 30-year-old Mark Anthony Schreiber.

At about 9pm, Mr Schreiber’s motorbike collided with a Toyota Fortuner at the entrance to Soi Thanuthep, off Chao Fa West Road, rescue officers said.

Completely sheared off, Mr Schreiber’s foot became stuck in the bumper of the much larger vehicle.

Chalong Police have thus far not revealed who was at fault or what charges will be filed in the case.

The driver of the Fortuner did not flee the scene, as is common in Thailand in collisions involving motorbikes and trucks.

Mr Schreiber is being treated at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, a private facility in Phuket Town.

It is not known if doctors there will attempt to reattach the foot.

Update:

As of late this afternoon the Gazette was told that Mr Schrieber’s leg was amputated below the left knee.

His parents are expected to arrive in Phuket this evening.

* The original report of this story erroneously reported Mr Schreiber as Swedish. He is Australian. The error is regretted.

— Atchaa Khamlo

 

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