• Southport man, 31, tragically killed after losing control of motorbike in Thailand

    A Southport man died after losing control of his motorbike in an early morning crash in Thailand, an inquest heard.

    Ian Edwards was riding alone on Mahidol Road, Nong Hoi, in the Chiang Mai Province on June 21 last year.

    The 31-year-old was seen on footage travelling at speed shortly before the crash, Albert Howard-Murphy told Bootle Coroner’s Court.

    Mr Edwards, from Southport, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The inquest heard that there was no third party involvement.

    Markings were found on the road barriers where the bike is believed to have struck it before coming to a stop, Mr Howard-Murphy added.

    An autopsy was performed in Thailand and his body was repatriated back to the UK, the ECHO reports.

    Mr Howard-Murphy said Mr Edwards’ parents were contacted by Ian’s girlfriend, telling them he had been involved in the accident in the early hours of Sunday, June 21.

    The family liaised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and appointed a lawyer to help deal with the police and hospital reports.

    Mr Edwards was a company director who was living and working in Thailand at the time of his death, and had been there for a year.

    He had previously lived in Hong Kong but located to Thailand due to work commitments.

    No vehicles were involved in the crash, and no CCTV captured the actual moment of the collision, described as an “accidental loss of control.”

    Mr Howard-Murphy said 345 milligrams of alcohol was found in Mr Edwards’ blood sample.

    Coroner Julie Goulding said the 31-year-old had lost control of the motorbike and suffered “catastrophic and fatal injuries.”

    She gave a conclusion of a road traffic accident.

    Ms Goulding offered her condolences to Mr Edwards’ dad and two brothers, who attended the inquest.

  • Girl hides and calls mom in a Home invasion.

    The incident was recorded on the security cameras as a burglar made his way into a house where a 17-year-old girl was home alone on 18 November 2019 in Udon Thani Province. She did the right thing and decided to go into hiding then called her mom who called the police. When the police arrived, the thief had just gotten away minutes before.

    When the police arrived at the 2-story house there was a silver Toyota truck parked right by the house. Inside was a bag with clothes inside and the keys were left inside the truck. Officials sealed off the area and the truck. They then called the girl who was the daughter of the homeowner hiding on the second floor. The girl threw the key down from a window to the police. When they entered inside the girl came out of her hiding and checked with the police if any valuable items were gone.

    A cabinet on the first floor was broken open and 5 piggy banks were missing, estimated to have 3,000 THB inside them. Officials later found a bag with the 5 piggy banks left behind the back door. The burglar had thrown away his findings and jumped over the fence, escaping minutes before the police entered the home.

    The thief then stole a Honda motorbike parked at an apartment 500 meters away. Tararat 44 years old the motorbike owner stated she was buying some items on the road when she saw a man driving her motorbike away.

    The security camera inside the home captured a thin man about 160 centimeters tall wearing a yellow shirt, long black pants, and sneakers climbing over the fence and breaking into the house. This is when the girl realized something was wrong so she ran upstairs and hid inside one of the rooms. The thief was searching inside the cabinet when the police arrived he ran out to see if anyone was coming. When he saw the police cars he threw away the bag and climbed out over the fence.

    FB Caption: The girl threw the key down from a window on the second floor to the police.


  • Hit and Run on 10-year-old by Motorbike driving against lane direction.

    The incident was caught on camera of a 10-year-old girl hit by a motorbike that was driving against the lane direction. The motorbike quickly drove away thinking that he could get away after hurting the little girl. Motorbikes driving against the flow of traffic is very common in Thailand, especially on busy streets, but you really see it everywhere here

    The video was posted by Uthaiwan Permjit Tato on Facebook. Uthaiwan attached the footage from a security camera which successfully capturing the moment when the 10-year-old girl was hit by the motorbike. The girl was standing behind a truck, it was clear that she needed to cross the street. She looked left and right before taking a step forward. When she thought the coast was clear, the little girl took one step forward into the road. Then suddenly a yellow motorbike came driving against the flow of the traffic and hit the girl.

    The girl fell onto the road and was in a state of shock and pain. The bike stopped for a brief second before moving his bike past the girl and simply drove away, the driver didn’t bother to ask the girl if she was alright or even attempt to take responsibility. The girl did not see the bike coming and it was driving extremely fast when the driver drove straight into the girl.

    Credit: Workpoint news
    Credit: Workpoint news

    The incident took place in the morning of 24 September 2019 in Bang Sao Thong District, Samut Prakan Province. At around 19.00 on the same day, the mother of the girl decided to take the girl to the hospital. The little victim was suffering from internal pain in the stomach. The doctor performed medical care on the wounds by her mouth and right knee. It is not certain what is wrong with the girl’s stomach, but the doctor has ordered an x-ray and for the girl to remain in the hospital until they know what injuries she has.

    The mother stated that at first, she didn’t think that the girl was hurt. She knew of what happened and saw small wounds, she cleaned and covered the wounds. Then later in the day, her daughter had bad stomach pain, to the level of not being able to stand up. The mother took her daughter to file a report with the police before taking her to the Chularat 3 hospital.

    FB Caption: Suddenly a yellow motorbike came driving against the flow of the traffic and hit the girl. After she fell on the road, the motorbike driver drove away.

    Source: Workpoint news, Facebook User: Uthaiwan Permjit Tato


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