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The woman ended up suspended across the safety railing this afternoon

Phuket Safety Railing Kills Biker in Karon Hill Slide

Sunday, October 21, 2012
PHUKET: A woman has died in an unusual Phuket motorcycle crash that left her body suspended on the safety railing of the Karon hill road soon after noon today.

Investigators believe the woman was riding the Honda motorcycle that she purchased just four days ago from Chalong Circle in southern Phuket to Karon, on the island's west coast.

She was in a winding stretch of Patak Road and probably travelling too fast when the motorcycle skidded on sand on the road surface.

She was thrown onto the safety railing, and died immediately.

The railing is designed to prevent heavier vehicles from leaving the surface of the road. But it proved fatal for the motorcycle rider today.

She was 25 years old and worked as a kitchen assistant in a resort in Karon. Her body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, in Phuket City.

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Very sad story. New bike, perhaps not experienced or too excited, driving too fast... However, it was hardly the railings doing the killing. Not as if the railing jumped in front of the motorbike.

Posted by Tinkerbell on October 22, 2012 12:17


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