Expat Australian teacher fighting for life in Phuket after motorbike accident

Published:  20 May at 11 AM
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An English teacher in the Thai resort island of Phuket is in a coma after being involved in a motorbike accident in Patong on Friday night.

Australian Louise Warren, who has been working at Patong Language School, was transferred to Bangkok Phuket Hospital on Monday for further treatment, announced a nurse at Vachira Hospitla where she had been being cared for. The nurse said that her heart stopped twice but they managed to restart it and she was, at the time of speaking, in a stable condition.

The accident involving a 10-wheeled truck occurred on Patong’s Soi Banzaan, near the Jungceylon shopping mall, and left the Australian expat in a critical condition.

Patong Police spokesman Major Teerasak Boonsang explained that it remained unclear as to exactly what happened, and that there was no sign of a collision between the motorbike and the truck. However, he said that something happened and somehow Ms Warren ended up under the vehicle’s wheels. He added that she was taken to hospital before police arrived at the scene.

Major Teerasak said that police were now looking through CCTV recordings to see if they could find footage of the accident. He added that the investigation was ongoing but no charges had been pressed to date.
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