Two Brits die in a bike crash in Thailand

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In the early morning of 22nd May 2009 two men from Llanelli in South Wales were killed at the scene when their motorbike crashed in front of the Big C shopping centre in North Pattaya.<br />n<br />nPolice Lieutenant Colonel Suppachai Puikeawkum was notified at 6 :00 am and a police and Sawang Boriboon Rescue team were dispatched to the scene of the accident. On Pattaya Second Road in front of Big C police found the bodies of Mr. Matthiew Jenkins (23) who was lying in the middle of the road and Mr. Alex George (23), who was on the footpath. Both men had extensive surface wounds and had received multiple injuries including broken legs, arms and skull. Their clothes were torn and two broken helmets were found nearby. A badly damaged black and orange Honda CBR motorbike, no 151 Chonburi, was found 100 meters away from the bodies.<br />n<br />nPolice questioned eye witnesses including some motorbike taxi drivers who said the two men were speeding on their bike heading from the Tops supermarket towards the Dolphin Roundabout. They seemed to be drunk and treating the road as a race track. As they were passing Big C the driver lost control and ran into the footpath, hit a road sign, bounced off of another sign in front of Big C and then flew into the air and dropped onto the road, throwing the two men to the ground, and causing them fatal injuries.<br />n<br />nThe bodies would be kept at Banglamung Hospital for the relevant reports and the embassy and the relatives would be informed.

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Date: May 26, 2009