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Brit expat teacher seriously injured as motorbike hits power pole


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1 hour ago, Vacuum said:
1 hour ago, jlwilliamsjr18 said:

Take note...where are those power poles? 

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Not on the road, where one should be driving.

 

The position of this one, less than 100 meters from the accident scene, is a little ambiguous. 

 

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Iain is indeed a teacher at BIS and an ex-colleague of mine. I have just received an update that he is still unconscious and in ICU in Vachira hospital. As is usual, the school and their insurers are planning to transfer him to one of the better equipped hospitals on the island. I wish him a speedy recovery.

 

Despite some of the BS I have read on here, Iain was an experienced motorcyclist. The last time I saw him I believe he was riding a Triumph Bonneville.

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2 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

And quite likely wearing no helmet. That being the case hardly setting a good example of safety to his pupils.  Another Go-fund me coming along maybe

His red Honda Wave motorbike and helmet were lying on the road nearby.
 

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9 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

The position of this one, less than 100 meters from the accident scene, is a little ambiguous. 

How much space do you need?

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2 hours ago, Vacuum said:

Perfectly straight road but managed to hit a power pole beside the road at 3 AM. Drunk, fell asleep...? Hope for a speedy recovery though.

sounds drunk , best get a taxi home 

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4 minutes ago, Phuketshrew said:

Iain was an experienced motorcyclist. The last time I saw him I believe he was riding a Triumph Bonneville.

Well, the last ride was on a Honda Wave.

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2 minutes ago, hottrader77 said:

sounds drunk , best get a taxi home 

Out of curiosity would the police request a blood sample from the hospital for analysis?

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2 hours ago, madmen said:

Try actually reading the full article

on the road beside him, so not strapped on, as good as having no helmet at all. I like the bit about the motorbike he was riding hit the power pole, like he had nothing to do with it.

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2 hours ago, Don Chance said:

Never ride a motorcycle. Ever.

 

I never drive a car here either, too dangerous. Bike riding has always struck me as idiotic in any country though.

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I don't disagree with most of the comments but perhaps could it be that the paramedics removed the helmet? From his head that is.

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Things happen, pot holes, dogs, punctures, other vehicles, we don't know what happened in rhis case, many posts on here only indicate a lack of experience, you probably nip to the bar on a scooter and now you think you're an authority on causes of bike crashes, get a grip people.

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6 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

I never drive a car here either, too dangerous. Bike riding has always struck me as idiotic in any country though.

 

Yes, not travelling is the safest, or the train, however if I want to go somewhere I prefer to drive, I drive a lot safer than the average bus, minivan, or taxi driver.

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