Phuket's starting to get infamous.
A lot of bad news from there lately . . .
Young British national Adam William Menagh has tragically died in a head-on motorbike accident whilst his passenger an unknown Danish national has been taken to hospital in a critical condition. The rider of the other motorbike, a Thai national, has also died in the accident.
Phuket, the 23rd of February 2010 [PDN]: Young British National due to fight later in the week at one of the boxing stadiums in Patong died instantly when his motorbike collided with another ridden by a Thai man at approximately 5.30 am on 22nd February 2010. A Danish man riding pillion with the Brit was seriously injured and taken to Phuket International Hospital by a passerby. He remains in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
On arrival at the scene, Police found the bodies of Adam William Menagh  and Chainarong Wathana  on Chao Fa East Road, opposite Soi Thanoothep in Chalong at 5.30 am. They had both suffered severe head trauma and had died instantly.
Police assume Mr. Menagh’s motorbike may have veered across the lanes on his way into Phuket Town causing him to collide with Mr. Chainarong as he came from Phang Nga province, heading towards Chalong.
Neither of the two victims were wearing helmets. Police will continue with their investigations in an attempt uncover the reasons behind the fatal accident.
Reporter: Victoria Pollard
'After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box'
Why is it assumed that it was the foreigner who veered into the opposing lane? Both not wearing helmets...sorry...no sympathy...
Motor cycles are not the safest mode of transport in the west even though there is a greater sense of awareness amongst the greater majority of road users.
Here one might as well enrol in a Kama Kazi pilots course or enlist as a suicide bomber, ones life span would probably be longer than that of the average motor cycle rider.
Sympathy to the families of the deceased.
'Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.'
Maybe because they found his bike on the other side of the road.
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No sight quite as jarring to the senses as a lifeless broken body on the bitumen on a bright sunny day in the tropics.
Always a tragedy when they're so young. RIP.
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Is it not reasonable to assume that even CSI Phuket can work out who was in the wrong lane, on the basis of where all the wreckage is and where the impact took place?
As gadget pointed out...
Anyway, where's all the hilarity that greeted the dead Russian a couple of months back?
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
Pavement is doing a world tour this year, I hear.
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