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Motorcycle crash kills Two Frenchmen

Motorcycle crash kills Two Frenchmen

Two Frenchmen were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Thalang district early Friday morning.

The crash occurred near a curve at the Heroines’ Monument roundabout in front of Ban Phak Chi health station in tambon Pa Khok, said Pol Lt Col Niwat Thimket, the investigation chief at Thalang police station, who received reports of the accident around 4:40 a.m.

At the scene, police found an overturned black Yamaha TMAX with skid marks on its right side. Officers discovered the body of a 39-year-old French national near a power pole about 50 meters from the bike. The man, who was wearing a crash helmet, sustained multiple wounds and had lost part of his left leg. His passport was found at the scene.

The body of another Frenchman, 41, was found on the opposite side of the road. An initial police investigation revealed that the two men were employed at an office near the Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon Monument in Thalang.

Before the accident, they had left their office to return home. The 39-year-old man was riding the motorcycle with his compatriot as a pillion passenger.

When they reached the curve, the motorcyclist lost control of the bike, causing it to hit the road divider. The impact of the crash threw the rider into the light pole, severing his leg. The pillion rider was ejected to the opposite side of the crash site.

Police suspect the bike was traveling at high speed, and the rider lost control at the curve. They plan to examine security camera footage to determine the exact cause of the crash.

The bodies were sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital for post-mortem examinations. Police will coordinate with the French embassy to contact their relatives.

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