Aussie tourist unlikely to survive Thailand scooter crash

Ben French, 36, was involved in a Koh Samui crash in late March, and despite initial hope for a recovery, is now expected to succumb to his injuries at the Royal Perth Hospital

Australian tourist has two massive strokes and is unlikely to pull through after landing back home after horror scooter crash in Thailand.

A West Australian family is preparing to say goodbye to their beloved son and brother, weeks after he was injured in a Thailand scooter accident.

Ben French, 36, was involved in a Koh Samui crash in late March, and despite initial hope for a recovery, is now expected to succumb to his injuries at the Royal Perth Hospital.

A GoFund Me page set up by Mr French’s family raised over $90,000 for the local business owner to be Medevaced home, but his condition deteriorated upon arrival.

It is thought the Fremantle local tragically suffered two strokes after touching down in Perth – following previous signs of improvement.

On the GoFundMe page, Mr French’s brother Kyle Malkus revealed the devastating update earlier today.

It was also where Mr Malkus previously described his brother as a ‘kind-hearted, adventurous, hardworking and loving son, brother and friend’.

‘With his heart still beating and his body still receiving oxygen the fight is still on. We are still hoping for a miracle, regardless of the extent of his injuries and the complications which are continuing to arise,’ Mr Malkus said in the update.

The injuries he refers to include brain trauma, a broken spine, punctured lungs, broken ribs in addition to severe skull damage.

Despite the severity of the initial injuries sustained, it is a brain injury turned septic that now has doctors worried.



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