Polish motorbike rider dies after colliding with a taxi in Kamala

Kamala –

A 69-year-old male Polish motorbike rider died after he crashed his motorbike into a taxi car in Kamala.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 5:40 P.M. yesterday (November 23rd) near the Kuan Yak Kamala area on the Kamala – Patong Road in Kamala.

Emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged taxi car on the road. The driver, Mr. Wirayut Thongpaen, 45, was at the scene waiting for law enforcement.

Wirayut did not answer questions about the accident to the press or how he stated it occurred.

In front of the taxi car rescue workers found the damaged motorbike. The male rider, a 69-year-old Polish tourist from Pyrzyce, north-western Poland was lying on the ground. (The Phuket Express is witholding his name pending embassy and family notification.) He had sustained severe head injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced as deceased.

Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident for further potential legal action.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.