A young tourist from the Netherlands succumbed to injuries sustained in a road accident. Three days earlier, the only 21-year-old collided with a lorry.
According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, 21-year-old Floris Wever>, a student from the Dutch town of Bodegraven, was involved in a road accident in Pai district of Mae Hong Son province on Monday, August 6.
Mr Wever reportedly had been on vacation in Thailand with a friend of the Hockey Club Alphen> (HC Alphen) of which he was a member. While riding a rented scooter, Mr Wever collided head-on with a heavy lorry in a bent, the newspaper reported. No further information about the fatal road accident was given.
Mr Wever was admitted to a local hospital but soon afterwards brought to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a better-equipped hospital. Upon hearing the shocking news, Mr Wever’s parents immediately flew to Thailand to be with their son. However, on Wednesday, three days after the crash, Mr Wever succumbed to his injuries.
Peter Barentsen, a board member of the HC Alphen, told De Telegraaf that Mr Wever “was an amicable and sweet-natured young man”. The Dutch Embassy in Bangkok confirmed the death on Thursday.
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