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British man killed in Phuket as motorbike collides with pickup truck

A British man was killed in Phuket on Saturday night (Sept 10) after the motorbike he was riding collided with a pickup truck on Kwang Rd in Wichit.

british-man-killed-in-phuketCapt Patcharee Wongboon of the Wichit Police was notified of the accident, at the intersection in front of the entrance to the Baan Maneekram housing estate, at 8:30pm.

Police arrived with rescue workers from Wichit Municipality and Ruamjai Kupai rescue foundation to find an Isuzu pickup stopped askew in the middle of the entrance road to Baan Maneekram.

The driver, Niphon Kanprakob, 39, was standing by with his wife and daughter.

In the middle of the road was a wrecked Honda motorbike and nearby was the body of its driver, identified by police as a British national Michael Fraser MacPherson, 44, from Gloucester.

Mr MacPherson was unconscious and fully unresponsive at the scene, and later confirmed dead on arrival at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

No helmet was found at the scene of the crash.

Mr Niphon told police that he was turning right into Moo Baan Maneekram when the motorcycle approaching from the oncoming lane skidded out of control and crashed into the pickup truck.

Mr Niphon was taken to Wichit Police Station for more questioning.

Police have yet to confirm whether Mr Niphon was subjected to any alcohol test, and have also yet to reveal whether or not Mr Niphon will face any charges for the accident.

Police told The Phuket News said that they had notified the British Embassy of the accident.

Phuket News

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