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Go Fund Me appeal saves British couple trapped in hospital on Koh Samui

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2 hours ago, Just Weird said:

You're right, but they were hardly in a position to argue about it considering that they owed the hospital £6,675 and clearly must have handed over their passports.  I suppose they could have brought the police in and then explained to them why they weren't paying their bills.

they may have given them their passports prior to surgery if they couldn't prove they had the funds, don't blame the hospital an iota for they probably have been screwed over in the past.. 

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Koh Tao, there it is again. Why people keep going there is beyond me.

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Brittish.....Thailand.......go fundme.....

 

same same krub!

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1 hour ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

According to the GoFundMe website:

 

As far as I can tell, GoFundMe can be used for whatever you want - it's up to the person creating their page to try and persuade people that their cause is worth donating to.

please help me ….  please set the Go fund me up for my situation … 

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27 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

they may have given them their passports prior to surgery if they couldn't prove they had the funds, don't blame the hospital an iota for they probably have been screwed over in the past.. 

I don't see any evidence of surgery, it doesn't say broken bones.

More like stitches and road rash from the looks of the bandages.

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10 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I don't see any evidence of surgery, it doesn't say broken bones.

More like stitches and road rash from the looks of the bandages.

From an earlier post:

 

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the young bride suffered a head injury and deep cut to her leg, which could have become inflected, in the accident.  Her wound, which went right down to the bone needed invasive surgery to remove dead tissue. The husband also needed the same procedure on his knee.

 

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4 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Needed £6675 for the hospital. I wonder how much they just spent on their wedding? 

Most travel insurance policies state only 50% pay-out if motorcycle is involved.

Why is she still Ms Harrison? Just wondering. 

Must have spent a bundle as they could not afford the same last name

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52 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I don't see any evidence of surgery, it doesn't say broken bones.

More like stitches and road rash from the looks of the bandages.

I doubt the British insurer would of paid 6000 pound for stitches..

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3 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Here's a novel idea - every time a tourist is injured in an accident treat them for free, and have a claim back program with the country they are from.

I have a different novel idea. Those that rent the bikes have insurance to cover those renting them.

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Would be interesting to know what their medical insurance paid out for? and what the 7k raised covered?

 

Maybe they genuinely had holiday insurance but it did not cover them in this instance/scenario at all, and they ended up paying 5k out of their own pocket and savings coming up short with the full amount (ruling their Australia 🇦🇺trip out completely afterwards, which was mentioned in another article about them) without wanting to admit to it... just saying etc... but I could be wrong... if I am, then I fully apologise 😊

 

As a general rule in Thailand 🇹🇭 if you hire a scooter 125cc... then your medical insurance will only cover you if your UK 🇬🇧 driving license allows you the type of vehicle that you are entitled to drive back home.

 

In this instance the driver should of had a CBT (2 year issue) licence as a minimum that allows him to drive 125cc scooters back home with “L” plates or a full motorcycle licence.

 

Seen it so many times over the years whilst working in Thailand with fellow UK 🇬🇧 nationals hiring scooters without actually having the licence back home to do so...  unfortunately when an incident or accident occurs and the injured have to go hospital 🏥 the first thing medical insurance companies will advise is that you pay some of the bill and they will reimburse you during or after your hospital stay depending on the severity of your injuries.  

 

Once they establish that you do not hold a valid license for the type of vehicle you used, they will then render your case as invalid and dismissed as you do not legally have the licence to begin with in the UK 🇬🇧 and will claim that “why are you hiring a motor vehicle that you are not entitled to drive back home?”

 

Note of caution “always read the small print and make sure your covered in every eventuality involving the hire of motor vehicles abroad”

 

Also to avoid confusion... A Full UK 🇬🇧 driving licence excluding motorbike only covers you on mopeds (50cc) only.  Anything over 50cc like the 125cc is classed as a scooter so legally you would need a CBT as minimum covering you on 125cc or a full motorcycle licence that will cover you on any other type of motorcycle above 125cc.

 

Wishing them a speedy recovery either way 👊🏼😊

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OK.  so let them keep the passports.  Go to the embassy and say you lost your passport, get a temporary travel home passport document and leave?  Or will they physically bar and block them at the hospital door from leaving?  Still, a couple can't come up with 6k of money?  Can't ask friends or family?  No savings?  No credit card cash advance?  getting pretty amazed at the low level of finances so many travelers seem to have, or at least claim so. 

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1 hour ago, from the home of CC said:

I doubt the British insurer would of paid 6000 pound for stitches..

No but some medications, doctor's time, cat scan or MRI or x-rays for sure, hospital over night stays..  it adds up even if not necessarily severe.  Some broken toes since they were probably wearing those fine motorcycle riding safety shoes known as Flip Flops!

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4 hours ago, Just Weird said:

 

Because that's a choice she has!

Probably still Ms Harrison because she used her existing passport prior to being married?  Probably did not change the passport yet between the time of getting married and going on the honeymoon, same for driver license?

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They would have been covered if they had payed extra on their insurance for riding a bike. But that costs extra, same as if you were going to go scub diving or partake in some kick boxing. I'm getting really tired of all these freeloaders who do not bother to check if they are insured for their activities. If I can do it. they can do it!

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15 hours ago, webfact said:

The new policy, which will reportedly cost just 20 baht for 30 days cover is expected to be rolled out before the end of the year.

Great!.... That means those of us who are retired in this country may expect to get coverage for 240 Bt. per annum?

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