Tragic Brit dad-of-five, 32, dies in Thailand after horror motorbike crash

A British dad-of-five was tragically killed on a “dream trip” to Thailand when a car swerved into his path without warning.

Jay Ashley Bridgehouse, from Bridge Avenue in Woodley, Berkshire sadly passed away on March 18.

Weeks earlier the 32-year-old has been riding a motorbike when another vehicle swerved, causing the tragic incident, the Manchester Evening News reports.

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He was taken to Koh Samui Hospital in Thailand where he received treatment for several weeks but his health ‘rapidly declined’ once his organs began to fail, and he tragically died.

An inquest into his death today (Friday, April 28) heard how Thai police had arrested and charged the driver of the car which collided with his motorbike with “reckless and dangerous driving”.

Senior Coroner Alison Mutch told Stockport Coroners Court: “He had gone to Thailand and been there for a year and seemed very settled.

“On February 25, 2023, there was a crash when he was riding a motorcycle, where a car swerved into his path without warning.

“Very sadly, he had these injuries. The driver has been charged by Thai police with some offences, including reckless and dangerous driving.”

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Mr Bridgehouse’s death was listed as a 1A, internal cerebral haemorrhage. After his death, his remains were repatriated back to the UK.

Mr Bridgehouse died with his family by his side, his parents Tracey and Dean previously said.

"Jay was such a character,” the pair recalled. “He was life-loving, fun-loving and family-loving. He was a wonderful dad and son and was loved by everybody.

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“He was boisterous and a little mischievous and was always the first to turn up the music at a party. He was always up for a laugh.

"When he was a teenager and out with his mates in Stockport, if he saw me he would always give me a kiss and tell you he loved you in front of all his friends. He would never end a phone call without telling you how much he loved and missed you."

The inquest into Jay’s death has been adjourned until September 20, 2023, at Stockport Coroner's Court.

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