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The body of the man on the roadway at the base of Phuket's Patong Hill

Patong Garbage Truck Kills Phuket Expat Motorcycle Rider After Pickup Crash

Friday, December 25, 2015
PHUKET: A Phuket expat who owned a restaurant in Patong was killed after he crashed his motorcycle near a police checkpoint at the base of Patong Hill yesterday.

He was Aamir Hussain, 43, originally from Pakistan.

Witnesses told police that Mr Hussain was zig-zagging through traffic on the way back to Patong yesterday about 3.40pm when he crashed into the rear of a parked pickup.

While lying on the roadway, his torso was run over by the front wheels of a Patong Council garbage truck.

Rescuers could not revive Mr Hussain, who suffered serious abdominal injuries.

The crash happened on the approach to Patong Hill, close to the Tungthong Police Station checkpoint.

The driver of the garbage truck, which had no load, told police he did not see Mr Hussain on the roadway until it was too late.

Mr Hussain's friends said he owned a restaurant in Jungceylon shopping mall.

He had a full-face safety helmet danging from his motorcycle.

His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City.

Phuket authorities are completing plans for their annual crackdown to ensure greater safety on Phuket's roads over the New Year ''seven days of danger.''

Thailand has one of the worst road safety records in the world.

A disproportionate number of tourists and expats are among the victims on Phuket and in other holiday destinations, with motorcycles often involved.

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A practical transport system would reduce the road toll motorcycle fatalities are every week here lately seems Phuket don't want a solution, no matter how high the body count too much money in tuk tuks.

Posted by slickmelb on December 25, 2015 13:19

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soon be 7 days of danger campaign reality is its 365 days here of danger on the roads.

Posted by slickmelb on December 26, 2015 01:41


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