A 32-year-old British woman has died from neck and head injuries sustained in a traffic accident that took place on the notorious Patong Hill this morning.
At 11:30, Kathu police were alerted by Kusoldham Patong rescue workers that a foreign woman with a broken neck had been transported to Patong Hospital. The accident, which involved a pickup truck ramming into a motorbike, occurred along Phra Baramee Road entering Patong city.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a black Toyota Vigos pickup truck with Phuket plates parked on the side of the road, with slight damage to its bumper. On the ground next to the pickup was a smashed red and white Honda Wave motorbike with Nakhon Pathom plates.
A witness told police that there were two women on the motorbike who had just left a nearby Family Mart on the opposite side of the road. When they attempted to make a U-turn back in the direction of Patong, they were rammed by the pickup truck from behind.
The force of the collision caused the motorbike to lose control and the pillion passenger to come flying off and smash her head on the pavement. A crash helmet was photographed next to the lifeless body of the victim while awaiting an ambulance. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Patong Hospital.
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