A famous young Iranian boxer has been pronounced dead after a big bike accident inside the Chalong Underpass.
The Chalong Police were notified of the accident at 8:08 A.M. on Thursday (January 11th) inside the Chalong Underpass on the Chao Fa West Road.
Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the foreign male rider lying on the ground. He has sustained severe head injuries and was bleeding heavily. Nearby, rescue workers found the damaged big bike. Witnesses told Chalong police that the victim lost control of his big bike at a curve inside of the Chalong Underpass. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead upon arrival. The Phuket Express notes that motorbikes are legally banned inside all underpasses in Phuket with warning signs posted before the entrances. It was not immediately reported by rescue workers if the victim had been wearing a helmet.
The rider was later identified as MR. FARIYAR AMINIPOUR, 23, an Iranian national. MR. FARIYAR lived and studied Thai boxing on Soi Ta-iad at Tiger Muay Thai in Chalong and is a well-known boxer in the ONE Lumpinee boxing program. His boxing profile can be found here.
Chalong police planned to review CCTV footage as is standard for these types of accidents.
The Phuket Express extends its condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Fariyar. Tiger Muay Thai, where he trained, has also released a statement on his passing here.