Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Aussie Fatally Injures Girlfriend in Phuket Jet-Ski Accident
Mr Keating and Ms Collie were riding jet-skis near Kata Beach at 4:45pm on Sunday when they collided in the water at high speed, leaving Ms Collie with severe injuries to her neck and shoulders.
Mr Keating said strong sunlight reflected off the sea and made it impossible to see the jet-ski of Ms Collie, leading to the crash. “We expect the case to take about a month to be heard in court,” Col Sanya said. Mr Keating will not be permitted go home in that time, he added. “He will not be allowed to leave Thailand while the case is being heard as is standard procedure, his name will be added to the Immigration list to prevent him from leaving the country while the case is in court,” Col Sanya said.
However, Col Sanya added that he expected Mr Keating to be handed down no more than a two-year suspended sentence.