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Two women injured as motorbike hits pickup head-on on Patong Hill

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Two women injured as motorbike hits pickup head-on on Patong Hill

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Phuket rescue workers at the scene on Patong Hill this morning. Photo: Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation

 

PHUKET: -- Two women were rushed to hospital this morning after the motorbike they were riding ploughed head-on into a fully loaded pickup truck heading up Patong Hill.

 

The women were heading eastbound down the steep descent toward Kathu when their motorbike struck the front of a Toyota pickup truck heading up the hill at about 6:30am, reported Kusoldharm rescue workers.

 

The accident occurred in front of the Patong City sign popular with tourists for taking souvenir photos.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/two-women-injured-as-motorbike-hits-pickup-head-on-on-patong-hill-62157.php

 
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ID: 2   Posted

Motorbikes typically stay left under braking going down the hill.  She looks to be on the uphill side of the road.

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ID: 3   Posted

Coming home from an all-nighter perhaps? That's the normal MO for Phuket pre-breakfast crashes.

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ID: 4   Posted

That horrible sign is a tourist stop??????????

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ID: 5   Posted

the pickup is clearly on the wrong side of the road, the motorbike could have been passing a slow moving lorry in low gear 

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The ladies were going home after a rough night of drinking.

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

the pickup is clearly on the wrong side of the road, the motorbike could have been passing a slow moving lorry in low gear 

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3 hours ago, YaiJung said:

There is a video(dash cam from the pickup truck) and graphic photos in the Thai news.  The ladies clearly were in the wrong lane and hit the pickup head-on.  There was nothing the pickup driver could of done to avoid it.  Luckily he had a dash cam. 

 

 

 

That's why we have dash cameras in our cars.

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4 hours ago, YaiJung said:

There is a video(dash cam from the pickup truck) and graphic photos in the Thai news.  The ladies clearly were in the wrong lane and hit the pickup head-on.  There was nothing the pickup driver could of done to avoid it.  Luckily he had a dash cam. 

 

 

 

Link please -  I searched but not find ..... yet.

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ID: 15   Posted (edited)

Well ... that's clear enough,  bike wrong .. out of control

 

and no helmets

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4 hours ago, tomwct said:

The ladies were going home after a rough night of drinking.

At least hard to find an explanation why they should ride at 6:30 AM in terrible weather.

No sunrise to watch I guess.

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Just now, KhunBENQ said:

At least hard to find an explanation why they should ride at 6:30 AM in terrible weather.

No sunrise to watch I guess.

 

 Weather not so bad.  Just no 'customers' to service. Or maybe just a short time gig and off home.

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Just now, LivinginKata said:

 

 Weather not so bad.  Just no 'customers' to service. Or maybe just a short time gig and off home.

You are right. Don't know where I saw the terrible weather (maybe just due to the "dull" video).

All looks dry.

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5 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

They were obviously going downhill.

 

yes and the truck was obviously on the wrong side of the road as I have said already

 

and for the person that made the smart comment..............you are obviously not from Phuket....why should that make a difference, I have been to Phuket and all over Thailand

 

If it was up to me based on the horrendous track record and horrendous death toll on Phuket roads I would impose an absolute  strict 30kph speed limit on the whole Island with extreme penalties for those that  don't conform.....there are just too many people losing their lives on the island, it has got to be the worst in Thailand by a country mile

 

30kmph all day every where no exceptions strictly enforced  .......countless lives saved and an added 10mins to anyones journey 

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