One man died while another was injured following a motorbike crash in Phuket early this morning.
Two Chinese nationals, named Yang Dong, 36 and Hengquan Zhang, 22, were involved in the crash. They were found lying on the ground in pools of blood on Karon Rd near the Beyond Resort hotel at about 02:00.
“By the time the ambulance arrived, Mr Dong had already died,” said Pol Capt Weerayuth Thansirisukhaworakul, an investigator at Karon Provincial Police Station.
“Witnesses told us that Mr Dong and Mr Zhang were riding along when, all of a sudden, they lost control of their motorbikes, fell over and crashed. Mr Dong’s head smashed into an ‘under construction’ sign made of stone,” the officer continued.
Both were taken to Patong Hospital, but so far no one has been able to provide any information as to why they lost control of their bikes in the first place.
“We will question Mr Zhang after he has recovered to figure out exactly what happened,” Pol Capt Weerayuth said. “Meanwhile, we have asked doctors to check their blood-alcohol levels.”
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