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    Another expat ...er , SEXpat Phuket death

    What is going on lin this city???

    Gold Coast glamour model Lana O'Connell killed in Thailand motorcycle crash
    Gold Coast Bulletin
    February 28, 2012 2:02P

    ONE week ago Gold Coast model Lana O'Connell was setting off on a whirlwind holiday to Thailand.



    Today friends and family are struggling to come to terms with the tragic accident that left her dead, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports

    The 23-year-old's life was cut short when the motorcycle she and boyfriend Ken Trivett were riding clipped a motorcycle and sidecar stall on Patak Rd, Phuket, in the early-morning darkness on Saturday.

    The pair then veered across the road, colliding with another motorcycle in oncoming traffic.

    Both were taken to hospital, where Ms O'Connell was pronounced dead hours later.



    Thai authorities believe alcohol could have been a contributing factor and say Lana was not wearing a safety helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluezo View Post
    What is going on lin this city???
    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Coast Bulletin View Post
    Thai authorities believe alcohol could have been a contributing factor and say Lana was not wearing a safety helmet.
    condolences go out to her friends and family.

    that hill can be nasty...even nastier if you're drunk and not wearing a helmet. guess the side car was on the side of the road and no doubt didn't have its lights on.

    i'm sure some western do-gooders are wringing their hands and calling for more motorbike helmet enforcement. i can't stand those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crew View Post
    i'm sure some western do-gooders are wringing their hands and calling for more motorbike helmet enforcement.
    Thai helmets are shit anyway.

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    how would you know? You never wore one - you just had 2oo baht in your shirt pocket and paid the cops like they were toll takers

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    on account the helmets are shit....ok, yeah you're right , i never wore them back home either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred flintstone View Post
    Thai helmets are shit anyway.
    true, but it drives me nuts when they chime in with their western caretaker approach to governance. let the insurance companies include a clause to only insure drivers who take established precautions and leave big brother out of it. i'm an adult and like being treated like one.

    sorry, rant over.

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    No helmet.

    Fucking idiot.

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    ^ hey. look who just dropped in. it's mr. congenial.

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    Only 23 years old. The family will be devastated. RIP.
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    ~L.P. Hartley

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    I have a feeling they rent motorcycles willy-nilly in ol Phuket town

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluezo View Post
    I have a feeling they rent motorcycles willy-nilly in ol Phuket town
    just slightly more discriminating than the TEFLer hiring standards!

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    Hey Crew - PM me that jesus tat

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    People who ride in Thailand without a helmet, if they hold any regard for their life is a fucking moron.

    Plain and simple.

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    People is a fucking moron?

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