Friday, November 25, 2011

Motorcycle Fatalities in Phuket Mount, Welsh Expat, 40, Killed

A Welsh expat, Jason Richards, 40, died in a motorcycle accident in Phuket [Thailand] during the hours of darkness early on Wednesday (November 23). Richards was reportedly on his way home when the accident occurred. He had only recently moved to Phuket.

COMMENT: According to police, Richards may have been riding his motorcycle at excessive speed, causing him to lose control of the bike and crash into an electrical pole. Richards was not wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the accident.

As our readers are well aware, motorcycle and motorbike accidents are a weekly event in Phuket, where far too often fatalities occur because of: inexperience, excessive speed, poorly maintained roads, nonexistent traffic enforcement and failure to wear a protective helmet.

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