American Man, 67, Dies After ‘Big Bike’ Crash in Phang Nga

PHOTO: Wat Kao Garoen Tham Rescue Team / Bee Kung

Phang Nga –

A 67-year-old American motorbike rider died after his “big bike” collided with a trailer truck in Phang Nga.

The Mueang Phang Nga Police were notified of the accident at 5:30 P.M. yesterday (January 31st) on Phet Kasem Road in the Mueang Phang Nga District.

Police and emergency responders arrived at a curve on the northbound lane in the Tak Dad sub-district. A brand new but now damaged big bike was found lying on the road. The trailer truck involved in the accident was parked nearby on the roadside.

The body of the big bike rider was identified as a 67-year-old American national and was found near the truck’s wheel. (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification). His body was taken to a local hospital.

The truck driver, identified only as Mr. Surasak, 37, told relevant police he was driving in the left lane at about 60 kilometers per hour. When he arrived at a curve in the road, he saw the big bike rider who was driving at high speed and got close to his truck. Surasak honked his horn twice to warn the rider before the bike rider lost control and crashed into the right side of the much larger truck, falling under the vehicle and being killed instantly according to police at the scene.

The Mueang Phang Nga Police are still conducting a full investigation 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.