Young American dies in Phuket motorbike crash

PHUKET: A 27-year-old American man died instantly on Saturday when he was hit by a Chang beer delivery truck on Wiset Road, in Rawai.

“According to witness reports, American Nicolas Javier Solis exited Soi Kok Ma… onto Wiset Road, heading to Rawai Beach,” said Lt Wuthiwat Leangboonjinda of the Chalong Police.

“As he exited Soi Kok Ma, he was struck by a six-wheeled beer truck, which was northbound, heading toward Chalong Circle [map here],” he added.

Mr Solis died instantly, said Lt Wuthiwat.

The force of the impact shattered the windshield of the truck. The truck driver, 24-year-old Jakrit Kaewloy, suffered a broken leg.

The motorbike Mr Solis was riding was found about 50 meters from where the truck came to a stop, Lt Wuthiwat said.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Phuket News

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