Swedish son of Rayong hotel owner killed in motorcycle crash

Friday, 04 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By  Patcharapol Panrak

The son of a Swedish-owned hotel in Rayong was decapitated when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into oncoming traffic.

Jhon Olov Eddie Viding, 25, was pronounced dead at the 5 Phaeng curve on Laem Maepim-Banpae Beach Sept. 22. Viding’s father owns the Grand Silver Sea House nearby.

Police and rescue workers remove what is left of the motorcycle.Police and rescue workers remove what is left of the motorcycle.

The Swede, riding a 500cc Ducati motorcycle, collided with a Tata Motors Xenon truck driven by Chanat Suwanchot, 58. The left side of the pickup was damaged, the front tire torn, and skirt damaged.

Witnesses said Viding was speeding toward a biker party on the beach when he lost control at the curve and crashed into the truck before being catapulted off the bike.

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  • Comment Link Sunday, 06 October 2013 01:22 posted by Frank

    So sad for a young man to die for no reason...Those big bikes are really dangerous, especially with the way people are driving in Thailand.
    From the photo it is not a Ducati 500cc but a Kawasaki ER-6n 649 cc...
    RIP

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