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British man dies in Phuket motorbike accident

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A 34 year old British man has died in a motorbike accident in Phuket in the early hours of yesterday, February 15. The accident, involving 3 vehicles, happened in Rawai and the bike rider died at the scene, according to The Phuket News.

Chalong Police arrived on the scene, outside a 7 Eleven store on Patak Road, shortly after 5am. Officers found 3 damaged vehicles: the British man’s Honda motorbike, a pick-up truck belonging to 27 year old Hakarn Yuso, and a Toyota minivan belonging to 49 year old Suradet Sawangsri.

According to the report, CCTV footage from the area shows the British man travelling from Kata Beach and heading for Chalong circle. He can then be seen cutting lanes and colliding with Mr Yuso’s oncoming truck. Following the crash, the British man and his bike can be seen sliding along the road, before colliding with Mr Suradet’s minivan, which was parked.

Rescue workers were on the scene shortly afterwards and confirmed the British man died at the scene. His body has been taken to Vachira Hospital, where a postmortem will be carried out.

His name is being withheld until next-of-kin have been informed.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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