Saturday, May 23, 2009

Two men from Wales killed in Pattaya motorcycle accident

Town in shock after men die in Thailand motorcycle crash

TWO young men from Llanelli have died in a motorcycle crash while on holiday in Thailand.

Alex George and Matthew Jenkins, who were both 23, died in the early hours of yesterday morning in the popular holiday destination of northern Pattaya.

They were a week into a two-week holiday with friends Nick Harris and Ross Robinson.

Witnesses, according to Thai newspapers, told police that the bike the two men were riding on, a black and orange Honda CBR, crashed into a pavement in front of a shopping centre and the men were thrown into a sign in front of the store.

The Foreign and Commonwealth’s travel advice for Thailand warns: “Riding a motorcycle or scooter in Thailand can be dangerous. On average 38 people a day die in motorcycle accidents in Thailand.”

The men’s bodies were taken to Bang Lamung Hospital.

A spokesman at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the two deaths and said the next of kin had been informed.

He said: “We can confirm the death of the two British nationals in Thailand.

“We have informed the next of kin and we are offering consular assistance.

“We are awaiting official reports from the Thai police.”

Yesterday hundreds of friends paid tribute to the pair on the social networking site Facebook.

Mr George was described on the website as a “great friend” and “the type of person that everyone liked and loved”.

One friend wrote: “A genuinely nice guy, excellent colleague and friend.” Another said: “I’m going to miss you both so much and you will never be forgotten.”

Mr Jenkins was described as a “lovely genuine boy” and “the best and most caring person.”

One of his friends left a message saying: “RIP buddy you have left a lasting impression on everyone you met. You will never be forgotten.”

Another friend left a message saying: “You were well respected and admired by so many, and loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. I’m going to miss you so much. I’m heartbroken”.

Llanelli councillor John Paul Jenkins said the two men were very popular and the town was deeply saddened over their deaths.

He said: “It’s terrible news. Four boys have gone on holiday and to have been killed on their first week. You go on holiday for a quiet time and to enjoy yourself and expect to come home safe. It’s a great tragedy.

“Everyone in the town has been talking about it, and all our hearts go out to their families, they have our thoughts and sympathies.

“There’s nothing words can say. It’s just an awful tragedy.”

Around 812,000 British nationals visited Thailand in 2008.

The city of Pattaya, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand is known for its Pattaya and Jomtien beaches. The city is also known for its nightlife, which centres around the Walking Street.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

it seems the two young men were travelling at speed without helmets on. I hope this goes out to all people as a lesson. My heart goes out to their family. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

You can actually watch the aftermath of the accident here:

http://fuckingshocking.com/index/video/one_advice

Alex George's UK driving license is shown towards the end of the video.

Anonymous said...

these were two handsome men taken at the prime of there lives . and anyone who wishes to watch the live link into how these poor boys died needs to get help! please give this family some peace to come to terms with there loss my heart goes out to you .

Anonymous said...

To the previous poster - WHY bother sharing that link? Its sick!
You oviously seem just as bad as that website's owner and the person who posted the video!

The two men involved live locally to me, although i did not know them personally my heart goes out to the family and friends of both guys!

I am taking steps to have that video removed. How someone could could put that, and other videos on the internet just goes to show how many sick people there are!

The previous poster please grow a brain and have some respect for the people left behind! I know you did not put it there but there is no need to advertise a sick website and such a horrible accident!

R.I.P - Guys

Anonymous said...

Could a moderator please remove that link? - I'm sure you do not want that type of stuff associated with this site!

kellie said...

IM sickened to see this WHY put the link up iys SICK, thsoe boys are someones sons, brother, girlfirend, uncle, FRIEND of mine! we dont want to remember them in this way!!! REMOVE THE LINK! show some respect for there familys & for Alex & Matthew!
The second post made on here your equally mentally disturbed as the person who uploaded the video!!!!!!

R.I.P ALEX & MATTHEW
your both missed soo much & always will be, forever in our <3
thoughts are with both familys at this sad time xxxxxxxxx <3

Anonymous said...

This video is absolutly disgusting! it really shouldnt be on here!!, I didnt knw them personally but Knew of them, they seemd like lovley guys.

Rest in peace
Xx

k8e said...

SOME SICK FUCKS ABOUT!! POSTING LINKS LIKE THAT!! U FUCKING COCK!! I HOPE A FAMILY MEMBER OF URS DIES AND IT IS DEALT WITH ON A HIGH PUBLIC SCALE!! THEN ULL KNO HOW IT HURTS U TWISTED COCK!! I AM THE SISTER OF ALEX GEORGE!! I HOPE U ROT IN HELL AND I CANT BLEAVE THAT TWO OF THE KINDEST BEST GUYS ON THIS PLANET DIED WHILE ENJOYING THEIR HOLIDAY AND BEING BOIS AS BOIS DO!! WE DUNT EVEN KNOW IF THEY WERE FUCKING SPEEDING EITHER!! ALL OF U WITH COCKY AND TWISTED COMMENTS CAN SLING YER HOOK AND I HOPE THE PERSON THAT PUT THAT LINK UP GETS HIT BY A BUS TOMORROW!!! FUCK THE LOT OF U!!!

k8e said...

2 OF THE BEST DIED LEAVING MORE COCKS ON THIS PLANET!! COCKS THAT PUT SICK LINKS UP FOR THEIR TWISTED PLEASURE!!

Anonymous said...

I live in llanelli and even though i didn't know matthew and alex personally i was shocked and upset to hear of their tragic accident. For the sick freak that put the video on the net and the sick people advertising it may you all burn in hell. Take that shit off the website and let them rest in peace and leave the families and friends of the two boys be able to grieve without having to hear about sick fucks promoting and watching this video. R.I.P guys xx

Lola Ponce said...

These just get worse and worse. I was reading on a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney blog that these accidents have increased over 4% over the last three years, believe it or not, that's a lot.

Anonymous said...

Lola you are a fucking twat!!! fuck your statistics these are real people! with real faimilies!! 4% fuck off you twat get a life!!! which we can;t get back for the boys.

Anonymous said...

i am the silent majority from llanelli. stop slatin the boys and leave them alone to rest in peace. thai police should fuck off cos that would never have happened over here. all u sick video takin fuckers i hope u are havin nightmares forever u sick fucks cos u are gonna pay for puttin all of ginge and alex friends and family through the hell of hearing about this sick shit on the internet

roastbread said...

speed and alcool is a bad mix guys

Anonymous said...

Just boys been boys having a good time! So sad it ended in tragedy. My thoughts are with the families. R.i.p.

Reginald said...

People will still drink and drive. That's the Only Sad thing here.

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear this but its not the first time and it wont be the last time something like this happens here in Thailand.

The Thai laws are very lax and should be addressed if so then tragic events like this would be minimized.

Also in Thailand they should ban the TV stations from getting to take footage of the aftermath of accidents like this so idiots cant get access to this as it should not be posted around for people to see.

I know this road also is very bad there should be traffic lights installed on that strech of road.

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John said...

I feel sorry to know about the tragic death of two young men in the in the popular holiday destination of northern Pattaya in Thailand. I can’t imagine that riding a motorcycle or scooter in Thailand can turn out to be so dangerous. Statistics show a grim picture of motorcycle accidents in Thailand. May be both of them were at their highest bike speed & came down crashing into a pavement in front of a shopping centre. This crash would have such an impact that they were thrown into a sign in front of the store & dies on the spot. Incase their families had consulted motor accident lawyers they would be able to make accident claims successfully. For more information visit http://www.accidentsdirect.com/personal-injury.aspx .

Anonymous said...

Probably being stupid so deserved it

Personal Injury Attorney Houston said...

I know this road also is very bad there should be traffic lights installed on that strech of road.

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Anonymous said...

38 people a day die on motorcycles in thailand, ironically thats one every 38 minutes. scary but true.
R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

a muscle bound guy, a muscle bound bike, showing off at high speed and the results are instant death.
the passenger got his head ripped off on a concrete sign base, and he was thrown 65 feet in to a solid steel pole bending it in half. the driver hit the wall at a slight angle smashing and grinding the back of his head off and thrown 70 feet across the road, the bike travelled a further 200 feet, and was only slightly damaged. they must have been doing at least 70mph. the moral of the story is. motorcycles are death traps. and the fun ends here.

Anonymous said...

FOR ANONYMOUS, THIS IS NOT TV STATIONS TAKING VIDEO FOOTAGE YOU IDIOT, THIS IS VIDEO TAKEN BY THE POLICE TO VERIFY THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY, EVIDENCE FOR THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, AND THE VIDEO SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

kelly - ann said...

HAVE RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE CLOSE TOO ALEX & MATTHEW!! ITS BEEN 2 YEARS NOW & IM STILL SEEING HATEFULL THINGS...... STILL DOESNT EASE THE PAIN FOR THEIR LOSS & HAVING " THEIR OWN FAULT BLA BLA " REALLY DOESNT HELP!! SO KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF...... I HOPE YOU ALL SUFFER A TRAGIC LOSS!! INFACT I HOPE YOUR LIFE IS TOURTURE, YOU MAY KNOW HOW IT FEELS THEN!! 2 AMAZING BOYS STOLEN FROM US!! & THE WORLDS LEFT WITH CUNTS LIKE YOU WITH YOUR VILE HATEFULL COMMENTS!!

R.I.P BOYS....... WE MISS YOU MUCH & MORE FOREVER IN OUR THOUGHTS

LOVE YOU XXXXXXX <3

Matt said...

I work in Pattaya as an emergency medic and I see this kind of tragic accident to often. It’s about time they banned such big bikes for rent in Pattaya, they are to dangerous for the roads out here. Young lads riding bikes or scooters at speed and with alcohol in them quite often ends in tragedy. Let’s hope their deaths are not in vain and other people learn from such a sad event... RIP Boys.

Anonymous said...

'Boy's being boys"...since when is getting killed to be rationalised as just a by-product of being a "boy". Being an idiot gets you killed, there is nothing heroic or romantic about it. They were idiots and now they are dead with families left mourning.

Anonymous said...

I live in the town these boys were from. They were good boys with good families and friends. It has effected so many people from the town it was and still is over whelming. Now nearly 3 years on and i still look back at news stories from then. It still makes my stomach turn thinking what if that was my brother or husband.I still cry when i read it. I only knew Matthew and Tex from going out over the years. TO THE IDIOTS THAT HAVE POSTED REDICILOUS COMMENTS. They deserved it because they were idiots? Really? This is an ''excellent'' posting. You must be on drugs. I bet your a fucking idiot so watch yourself. Unbelievable!!!! I watched this video in 09... it still haunts me. Im so glad the video has been removed as it was absolutely unecessary and traumatising to watch. I undertstand the accident had to be videoed for the British Embassy but WHO THE FUCK RELEASED IT SO IT CAN BE POSTED ON HERE?! It is an absolute outrage. If that happened in our country the person from the Police leaking the video would get locked up and for a long time. These countries are so inhumaine it makes me sick. I am petrified to visit Thailand now, it was on my list of places to go. But fuck that! I really hope the person that leaked this video feels extremely guilty. Karma will take its course. And i seriously hope you have a really fucked up life. You have NO IDEA how many peoples heads you have fucked up from leaking this video!!!!! Its so so sick!!! RIP Tex and Ginge. NEVER forgottern xxx

Anonymous said...

Horrible stuff, I've ridden on bikes in Thailand and the attitude to safety there is non existant. Us Brits have a good knowledge of safety on the roads so we have to use every bit of it when travelling in foreign countries. This was a tragic accident, I don't know if they'd been drinking lots but there is a strange sense of liberation from all the rules you get when you're over there. The main rules are not to traffic drugs or insult the King / Royal Family anything else seems to go. The Thais have a different attitude to reporting accidents they show everything on TV, it is a bit shocking to us Brits but that is just the way they are. Put sexually explicit stuff on the TV and they freak out. I'm sure they didn't mean any malice when filming the aftermath of this accident. The video obviously leaked from Police evidence. Their Police are improving but they are not as switched on as our Police in matters of sensitivity and confidentiality. The Thai people shouldn't be judged on this, they are a great bunch and are very welcoming to us Brits. It's all very unfortunate. Whoever posted the video link is twisted.

Anonymous said...

If you are the sister you sould no better than to say things like that it makes you no better than them its bad that 2 men die and to say about a bus kills some one that's wrong sorry