Young Brit dies in Phuket motorbike smash

PHUKET CITY: A young British teacher died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Chao Fa East Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Phillip Ian Mussell, 24, was returning to his home in the Chalong area following a night out drinking with friends at the Roxy Bar in Phuket City when the accident happened at around 3.45am.

Duty Officer Kitthiphum Thinthalang of Phuket City Police said Mr Mussell’s bike lost its grip on the road near the entrance to the Phuket Villa 3 housing estate.

It was raining heavily at the time.

The bike smashed into the back of a pickup parked at the side of the road, causing Mr Mussell to sustain severe internal injuries.

He was brought to Vachira Hospital Phuket at around 4.10am. Doctors operated on Mr Mussell, but were unable to save his life. He died at 6:45am.

Mr Mussell had lived in Thailand for at least a year and a half, working as an English teacher for the ECC language school.

Merseyside Police informed Mr Mussell’s family of his death yesterday evening, British time.

British Honorary Consul Martin Carpenter said, “I’ve spoken to the people from ECC. They said he was very well liked by all of his colleagues. The lady I spoke to said ‘he was such a nice guy’.”

— Dan Waites

Phuket News

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