Motorbike Rider Dies after Crashing into a Luxury Sedan in Thalang, Phuket


A motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene after he crashed his motorbike into a luxury sedan in the Thalang district.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident after midnight (June 2nd) in the Paklok sub-district. They and Phuket Express reporters arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike and a helmet near a power pole on the central reservation. The body of Mr. Chaiyasit Tantirangsimapan, 48, was found nearby with severe head injuries.

The damaged Audi sedan was found with a broken windscreen . The driver, whose name was not given to reporters, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. A female passenger in the sedan who asked reporters not to be named said that the motorbike rider made a U-turn immediately in front of their sedan.

Local residents nearby said that there were many road accidents at this spot because of the U-turn location and the speed of oncoming vehicles.

However, the Thalang Police are checking CCTV footage to find the 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.