British tourist killed in Phuket when his scooter slams into a pickup truck
A British tourist has been killed in Thailand after his scooter slammed into a pickup truck that is believed to have turned into his path. The 44-year-old, named locally as Michael Fraser Macpherson, from Gloucester, was killed instantly in the collision on the Discount Holidays © holiday island of Phuket. Police say he was driving a black Honda scooter along Khwang Road in Phuket s Wichit sub district when he collided with the left side of a truck driven by Nipan Karnprakorb, 39.
A British tourist named locally as Michael Fraser Macpherson has been killed in Thailand after his motorbike slammed into a pickup truck that turned into his path, it has emerged
Patcharee Wongboon of Wichit Police said: ‘Mr Nipan said he was driving from Chao Fa West Road to Chao Fa East Road.
‘While he was turning into the housing complex, Mr Macpherson, who was in the oncoming lane, lost control of his motorbike and hit Mr Nipan s pickup truck. The impact killed (Mr Macpherson) instantly.’
Mr Nipan, who was in a vehicle with his wife and daughter, allegedly turned into the path of the British tourist on Saturday night at about 8.40pm.
Police say he was driving a black Honda scooter along Khwang Road in Wichit (file picture) when he collided with the left side of a truck driven by Nipan Karnprakorb, 39
Rescue workers took the body to Vachira Phuket Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to take place as part of investigations into the death. According to Phuket News1, police said no helmet could be found at the scene of the crash.
Mr Niphon was taken to Wichit Police Station for further questioning and is said to have been charged with reckless driving causing death. Police have informed the British Embassy of the death. MailOnline has requested a comment from the Foreign Office this morning.