PHUKET – Australian tourist Tristan Theridan died early this morning at Vachira Phuket Hospital after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a power pole in Patong.
Patong Police and Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation Worker were notified of an accident near Patong Municipality Office on Ratchapathanuson Road (map here) at about 5:30am.
“When we arrived we found a man in his 30s, unconscious, with a severe head injury,” said Lt Col Chaowalit Neamwadee of Patong Police.
“We did not smell any alcohol on him, so we doubt the accident was alcohol-related,” Col Chaowalit said.
Patong Hospital staff were able to determine Tristan identity by contacting the company that had rented him his motorcycle.
Doctors at Patong Hospital transferred the man to the better-equipped Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City, on the other side of the island. He was admitted to the Phuket City hospital at 7.13am and died in the emergency room at 8.52am.
Another Australian Citizen Tracey Ann Walton, 51, collapsed and died in her room at the Patong Beach Resort at about 2:10 am.
A friend traveling with her told police that Ms Walton suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Her body was taken to Patong Hospital to confirm the cause of death.
The Australian Embassy has been notified about both Tracey Ann Walton and Tristan Theridan’s deaths.