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Four deaths in three crashes: scene at Monday's second fatal Phuket collision

Phuket Spate of Crashes: Briton,Three Thais Killed

Monday, February 22, 2010
UPDATE

A woman hit-run victim became the fourth fatality in a spate of road deaths on Phuket on Monday morning. A truck hit her motorcycle as both vehicles turned left into the bypass road at Tesco-Lotus about 11am. The truck driver fled leaving Preeyanut Preedapon, 27, dead on the road. She worked at a gold shop in Central Festival. Police expect to arrest the driver of the truck quickly.

Original Report

TWO ROAD crashes in south Phuket claimed three lives this morning, two Thais and a British man.

The first crash, a collision between two motorcycles in Chao Fa Road East about 5.15am near Thanuthep Soi, killed a 27-year-old Thai man and the British man, aged in his 20s.

A second expat, a young man from Denmark, is in Phuket International Hospital in Phuket City..

The dead Briton was named by police as Adam William Nenagh.

Police were anxious to interview the injured man about the crash as soon as he is in a condition to talk, Colonel Boonlert On-klang, of Chalong police station, told Phuketwan.

The second crash, a collision between a car driven by Briton Morris Charles Allen, 63, and a motorcycle near the TOT offices in Chao Fa Road West, left the rider of the motorcycle dead. He was not wearing a helmet, and his name is not yet known.

His wife is now in intensive care at Vachira Hospital in Phuket City.

Police have been told that Morris Allen was on his way to the airport to pick up friends.

Colonel Boonlert said the motorcycle turned left into the main road in front of the car driven by Mr Allen.

The Public Health office has just released figures showing Phuket had 13 fatalities on the island's roads in January, with 1233 people left injured.

A single drowning occurred in January. As reported on Phuketwan the New Year's Day holiday saw the death of a 10-year-old boy at Nai Harn.

A young girl who was pulled from the water on Valentine's Day at the same beach remains in a coma at Vachira Hospital.

There were 157 road deaths on Phuket and 53 drownings in Phuket waters in 2009.
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I saw what appeared to be another death outside Tesco on the bypass at around 11am today. Rescue worker starting to wrap someone in a sheet.

Posted by Anonymous on February 22, 2010 19:39

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are we printing pictures of bodies now??
how very Thai of you!!

Posted by another steve on February 23, 2010 08:06

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I have to agree with Another Steve on this one... having an image of a dead body lying in the road is just tacky. Much more of this and I'll stop looking for information/news on this site.

Posted by Dave Williams on February 23, 2010 18:30

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I have to agree with Another Steve on this one... having an image of a dead body lying in the road is just tacky. Much more of this and I'll stop looking for information/news on this site.

Posted by Dave Williams on Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 18:30

These pictures need to be shown to make people more aware and make them think twice about how they are driving

Posted by Nick on February 23, 2010 18:50

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Somebody on the phuket-info forum says they saw another road fatality yesterday in Bang Tao.

Posted by Ivan on February 23, 2010 23:45

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Posted by Nick on Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 18:50
"These pictures need to be shown to make people more aware"

No they don't! I, for one, am not so simple-minded that I have to see a mangled body in the road to know that wreckless driving is dangerous. This is just resorting to the 'blood and guts' journalism that is all over so many Thai papers. Stop it Phuketwan, just tell the story.

Posted by Dave Williams on February 24, 2010 07:55

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Good one, give us the blood and guts?

Posted by Dun on February 24, 2010 21:48

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Print the full photos I say. It might make people slow down.

I recently viewed the accident board at Kusoldharm in Phuket Town and it was worse than a horror movie, but it makes my foot lighter on the pedal.

I'm particularly sickened & saddened by the kids not wearing helmets.

Posted by Philip on February 25, 2010 08:39

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I agree wih Nick. I don't like seeing such photographs either and yes it is tacky but I despair that not enough is being done to reduce the injury and fatality rate.

I've also seen too many dying and dead bodies in Thailand over the last 20 years.

We are going to see a lot more fatalities with Phuket's worsenig traffic situation.Hopefully such photos will lead to some action.

Posted by Peter on February 25, 2010 10:11

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That road toll for January is outrageous, more policing on the roads is needed or this will be one more factor to hurt tourism Phuket.

Posted by Shane on February 25, 2010 11:03

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On my motorcycle recently, I was hit from behind by a speeding youth on his cafe racer. He saw my right turn signal, he admits - but ran into me anyway. The police asked me to help pay for the damage to his bike, I refused.

Verdict; No blame. Cost; 400 baht processing" fee and a wrenched back.

Nothing will change in this culture regarding safety.
Life is cheap, or; "Come back in the next one..."
Thailand could care less.

Guess I should buy a used car for 3 times what I'd pay back home.
OR... yes, time to GTF out !!

Posted by Horse Doctor on March 2, 2010 09:06

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There is a high school near my house, everyday hundreds of youngsters ride their motorbikes with no helmets, no licenses (too young), three or more on a bike and most breaking many road rules. All of this in front of the policeman and the teachers who do nothing.

Posted by Bobby Brown on March 2, 2010 13:32

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Bobby Brown, please don't get us started on rules of the road and the law being upheld here in Phuket.

Posted by Mike Hunt on March 9, 2010 02:56


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