Michael Fraser Macpherson
A 44 year old English tourist died after his scooter collided with a pickup as it was turning into a road leading to Chong Thong Thani Village, Phuket police confirmed on Saturday evening.
Bystanders on Khwang Road in Phuket’s Wichit subdistrict had to witness volunteers from the Phuket Ruamjai Rescue Foundation cover the body of Michael Fraser Macpherson with a white cloth. Mr Macpherson, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a fractured skull and died instantly. His mangled scooter (license plate กษม 347 Phuket) was found fifteen metres from his body.
Pol Lt Patchari Wongbun, an investigator from Wichit Provincial Police Station, confirmed the identity of the other driver involved in the accident as that of Nipan Ganbragob, 39. Mr Nipan was travelling with his wife and young daughter in his grey Isuzu pickup (กพ 8049 Phuket).
According to Mr Nipan’s testimony, he was making a right turn from Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road onto Khwang Road when Mr Macpherson’s black Honda scooter crashed into his pickup from the opposite direction. The left side of the pickup was severely damaged.
Rescue workers took Mr Macpherson’s body to Vachira Phuket Hospital where a post-mortem examination is expected to confirm the cause of death and test his blood alcohol level.
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