A POPULAR Fremantle food van operator is fighting for his life in a Thai hospital after suffering horrific injuries in a scooter crash while on holiday on the island of Koh Samui.
Ben French, 36, who co-owns the Eat No Evil food truck and catering business, was found by a Thai local on the side of the road on Wednesday after coming off a scooter. He was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition, with his parents by his bedside after they flew to the holiday hotspot the day after the accident.
His family is not sure exactly what happened on that road bend, which left their son and brother in a coma with a serious brain injury, broken spine, two punctured lungs and all his ribs broken. They believe he ploughed into concrete edging on the side of the road.
Mr French’s younger brother Kyle Malkus said it had been a horrible “rollercoaster” ride for the family, but his sibling was now showing positive signs of improvement, including slight movements and responding to pain.