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German motorbike driver dies on Patong Hill, Phuket

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German motorbike driver dies on Patong Hill, Phuket

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A German motorbike driver has died at the scene after colliding with a pickup truck travelling down Patong Hill in Phuket.

 

The Kathu police were notified of the accident on Monday night on Phra Baramee Road, on the Kathu side of the notoriously dangerous Patong hill road.

 

Police and emergency responders arrived to find the damaged motorbike. Nearby they found the body of a foreign man who was later identified by police as 58 year old Michael Erwin, a German national. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital and consular officials notified.

 

25 year old Rthit Ketsamut, the pickup truck driver, was waiting for police at the scene. An alcohol breath test was conducted on the pickup truck driver. It registered ‘zero’.

 

Witnesses told police that the motorbike driver had tried to overtake another vehicle but instead collided with the pickup truck which was driving in the opposite lane.

 

Police have checked CCTV footage and are continuing their investigation.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/german-motorbike-driver-dies-on-patong-hill-phuket

 

 

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-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2019-06-12

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30 minutes ago, webfact said:

collided with the pickup truck which was driving in the opposite lane.

Looks like the pickup driver almost was driving in the middle of the road.

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^^It does appear the truck is over the center line.

 

Thanks for blurring out the dead guy ThaiVisa…..Oops, never mind.

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That's the third story today about German fatalities...not an auspicious time for them, it seems! Duct tape, electrocution and road fatality.

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25 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

middle of the road,, ?? his wheels were in the opposing lane

Yes, being in the middle of the road requires the wheels on the right hand side is on the opposing line.

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

That's the third story today about German fatalities...not an auspicious time for them, it seems! Duct tape, electrocution and road fatality.

Was about to say the same Swiss or Brits stay in bed tomorrow 🤔

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3 hours ago, Vacuum said:

Looks like the pickup driver almost was driving in the middle of the road.

The last photograph show where it hit. The Thai not make it happen.

 

The thai not drunk, maybe the German drunk. On holiday, like to drink. Maybe not have lisense.

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2 hours ago, Valentine said:

It is possible the pick up driver veered slightly to the right after hitting the motorbike

Exactly.... there is a photo which shows where the impact was made. 

 

It would appear that the pick-up took about 20m + to stop and in doing so his wheels veered across to the right... 

 

 

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