32 Year Old British Woman Killed in Phuket Accident
PHUKET – A British woman was killed and a second injured when they were involved in a crash between their motorcycle and pickup truck in Phuket.
Phuket Polcie said the women were on a scooter that turned from a side road into the path of the truck on Patong Hill on the island of Phuket.
Witnesses told Phuket News the women, believed to be tourists, had just left a supermarket and were attempting to make a U-turn when they were hit.
Authorities said the crash occurred on a road on the ‘notoriously dangerous’ Patong Hill in Phuket.
One of the women suffered head and neck injuries, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Patong Hospital, Phuket News reported.
There were conflicting reports about her age, with some Thai media outlets reporting her as 28 and others as 32.
The other woman is being treated for undisclosed injuries.
Local media said the collision occurred shortly after 11am local time on Phra Baramee Road on the descent into Patong city.
According to the Foreign Office, the majority of road traffic accidents in Thailand involve motorcycles
A report in the Phuket Gazette said Patong Hill is notoriously dangerous for motorists.
Photos from the scene show witnesses comforting a distraught woman on the pavement as passersby provide aid to the woman who was later pronounced dead at hospital.
A crash helmet was photographed next to her body, Phuketwan reported.
A red and white Honda Wave motorcycle was partially under the front end of the Toyota Vigos truck.
Patong Police Lt Seninat Chuachootrakunthong said investigators are questioning witnesses
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