Second big bike fatality in 24 hours claims life of British national

PHUKET: A British national died in a high-speed motorbike crash on Chao Fa East Road early this morning.

The 31-year-old man, whose name the Phuket Gazette is withholding until family members are notified, overshot a curve while driving a 1000cc Yamaha R1 and crashed into a roadside post near Wat Ladthiwanaram (map here) just after midnight, explained Sub Lt Kraisorn Boonprasob of the Chalong Police.

“A patrol officer saw the man riding back and forth at high speed in the area several times,” said Sub Lt Kraisorn.

“The man was not wearing a helmet. He suffered a cracked skull, broken neck and broken arms; he died at the scene,” he added.

The 31-year-old’s body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

Another big bike accident claimed the life of Malaysian biker Zhi Wei Loh, 29, on Sunday morning (story here).

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Phuket News

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