A man whose partner died after the jetskis they were riding collided on a Phuket beach will be charged with reckless driving, Thai police have said.
Emily Jayne Collie, 20, from Victoria, died after colliding at high speed with a jetski being driven by her partner, Tommy Keating, off Kata beach.
Collie was given first aid on the beach before being taken to a nearby hospital but she died en route. Local media report that Collie suffered severe neck and shoulder injuries. In a statement to police, Keating said the glaring sun had blinded their vision, causing the collision.

Lieutenant Patiwat Yodkhwan told reporters in Thailand that Keating would be charged. “Ms Collie’s boyfriend, Mr Keating, who was driving the other jetski when they collided, will face a charge of reckless driving causing death,” he said.
Collie’s family in Australia had been informed of her death and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular support.
According to Dfat’s Smart Traveller website, there have been several serious accidents involving jetskis in Thailand.
“Many vehicle hire companies do not have insurance and any damage, loss, or costs associated with injuries to third parties will be your responsibility to negotiate or pay,” the site warns.
“In addition to checking that your travel insurance covers hospital and other costs associated with motorbike, jet-ski or other vehicle accidents, also ensure that the hiring company holds comprehensive insurance, including third-party, for the vehicle you are hiring.”

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According to Phuket News, the owner of the jetskis being ridden by Keating and Collie said he did not want money for the damage “because he wants Phuket to have a good reputation as a holiday destination”.
“In addition, the insurance coverage of the jetski will pay B50,000 [A$1,860] compensation for the death of Ms Collie,” he added.