Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

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Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

Post by nanyang » Mon May 08, 2017 11:37 pm

Sophie Emma Rose, 41, from Blackpool was killed in the crash in Thalang, central Phuket.

Her boyfriend, a 29-year-old man from Margate, Kent, was riding the motorbike. He suffered minor injuries.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Sanit Nookong, the woman was six months pregnant.

Lt Col Sanit Nookong of Thalang Police said: “She was riding on a motorbike with her partner when they changed lanes to avoid a vehicle parked and blocking their path in the motorbike lane of the road. As they did this, the truck hit them from behind.

“The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries.”

Lt Col Nookong added the 29-year-old boyfriend was taken to Thalang Hospital following the crash n Thepkrasattri Road in front of a 7-Eleven store in Thalang.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/801 ... ool-phuket

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Re: Another visit to Thailand ends in disaster.

Post by prcscct » Tue May 09, 2017 1:46 am

Here is the BBC article on the accident.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-39842409
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Re: Another visit to Thailand ends in disaster.

Post by oakdale160 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:01 am

I suspect we all feel the same, saddened, shocked but not surprised.

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Re: Another visit to Thailand ends in disaster.

Post by laphanphon » Tue May 09, 2017 10:43 am

No surprise, tourist shouldn't drive things they aren't trained or experienced with in a foreign country.

If licensed, then a big oops, not turning head to check if road clear before entering lane.

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Post by J.J.B. » Tue May 09, 2017 1:17 pm

If you read the stories through the links you will learn the unfortunate subject was not a tourist but lived full-time in Thailand.
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Re: Another visit to Thailand ends in disaster.

Post by Name Taken » Tue May 09, 2017 2:04 pm

J.J.B. wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:17 pm
If you read the stories through the links you will learn the unfortunate subject was not a tourist but lived full-time in Thailand.
Yeah, but she's still considered a tourist by Thai people. :duck:

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Re: Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

Post by laphanphon » Tue May 09, 2017 5:48 pm

I was referring to the person actually driving the motorbike.

As it wouldn't be stupid or illegal to sit on the back as psgr, well.........IF driver was licensed or experience ...... if not ..... then you make the news.

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Re: Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

Post by oakdale160 » Wed May 10, 2017 2:29 am

Super carefull about her diet, but rides a scooter, Helmet??

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Post by kendo » Wed May 10, 2017 2:40 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 2:29 am
Super carefull about her diet, but rides a scooter, Helmet??

Oakdale quite a stupid comment when...

“The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries.”

It was a large goods vehicle RIP for the lady and unborn baby.
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Re: Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

Post by Takiap » Wed May 10, 2017 9:01 am

We of course don't know the exact details, but in this case I'm inclined to think that the lorry driver was not to blame. It seems to me the guy on the bike failed to check in his mirror or over his shoulder before moving out into the lane next to where he was riding.

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Re: Pregnant British woman killed in scooter crash in Thailand

Post by pharvey » Wed May 10, 2017 12:32 pm

We can all make assumptions, but Thai roads are not the safest place to be on a bike. Very sad - also in the news here in the UK.

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