Filipino teacher dies in motorcycle accident in Loei


Loei, Thailand  – A Filipino teacher working in Srisongkramwittaya School in Loei died after his motorcycle was hit heavily from behind.

Joan Malawa Callueng, 42, went out with his Filipino friends and rode his motorcycle without helmet at about 3:00 a.m. last Saturday, 27 May.

At the intersection, the 42-year-old Filipino teacher stopped when the traffic light turned red. However, his friend who was riding fast didn’t stop, thus hitting Joan’s motorcycle heavily from behind. His friends rushed him to the nearest hospital. Two days later he woke up, but he couldn’t remember what had happened.

When doctors noticed that his body temperature was rising and he was having difficulty breathing, they sent him on Wednesday to ICU and he stayed there until Saturday.

Doctors said that his sugar was high so the effects of medicine were delayed. His high blood sugar also caused complications; some internal organs were affected and weren’t functioning well.

He died at 6:17 p.m. on Saturday at Loei Hospital.

When reached for comment, Filipino priest in Loei Father Ben Madorable, told Pinoy Legacy that the damage of internal organs due to complications might be the cause of his sudden death.

“His brain was also damaged because he wasn’t wearing a helmet so the operation was not recommended by the doctor,” Father Ben added.

The victim who hailed from Tuguegarao City is survived by his wife Imee, a domestic helper in Spain, and their daughter, second year college student Christine Joy Callueng

Imee arrived on Thursday and is working closely with the Philippine Embassy to complete the necessary documents in the repatriation of her husband’s remains.

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