A Chinese motorcycle rider died, and his female riding pillion was severely injured when their Honda CBR 650 crashed through the wall of an abandoned house in Phuket.
After being notified of the accident, Pol Lt Col Somnuek Damgaeo from Kamala Provincial Police Station and rescue workers arrived at the crash site located in Kamala subdistrict. “It was really dark, and we had to use flashlights to search for them. We found them lying on the ground about 25 meters from a bend in the road,” Pol Lt Col Somnuek said.
In an overgrown ditch behind an abandoned house, they discovered the body of Chen Yufan, 23, who was already dead, and his 27-year-old riding pillion Dai Tao, both Chinese. With severe injuries to the head, she was immediately rushed to Patong Hospital and later transferred to Phuket Hospital.
Not far from the couple was a badly damaged black Honda CBR 650cc that was snapped in two by the force of the collision. The investigation found out that the two had rented the motorcycle from a shop and had been cruising around Phuket on the day of the accident.
Police concluded that, as they were riding back to their hotel, must have skidded in a curve and lost control of the motorcycle. It then crashed through the wall of the abandoned house, violently throwing both riders off into the ditch.
The couple had been in Phuket as tourists and were staying at the Baan Laimai Beach Resort in Patong subdistrict since June 17. They were due to check out on the day of the accident. Police will further investigate the fatal crash.
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