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Brit father-of-five, 32, dies 5 months soon after he was knocked off his motorbike in Thailand


A British father-of-five has died weeks just after struggling a horrific collision with a truck when using a motorbike in Thailand.

Jay Bridgehouse, 32, was rushed to clinic in the early hours of February 26 soon after being knocked off his motorbike by the oncoming automobile on the island of Koh Samui.

He experienced just finished a call with girlfriend Naomi times earlier but experienced not hung up the cellular phone – that means she was however on the line and heard the sickening impact of the truck colliding with her partner’s bicycle.

Jay, from Stockport in Manchester, was shuttled straight into emergency operation at Koh Samui worldwide healthcare facility getting sustained numerous skull fractures in the absence of a helmet.

The operation was considered a success and he was expected to regain consciousness in just hrs of rising from the operating home.

However, the extent of Jay’s injuries was this sort of that he as an alternative slipped into a coma adhering to a mind bleed.

He sooner or later succumbed to his injuries on March 18 immediately after he experienced a next brain haemorrhage and contracted pneumonia and sepsis.

Jay Bridgehouse, 32, was rushed to hospital in the early hours of February 26 after being knocked off his motorbike

A GoFundMe page set up by Jay's younger sister Abbie has so far raised £27,000 towards a £50,000 goal

Jay Bridgehouse (pictured), 32, was rushed to medical center in the early hrs of February 26 right after getting knocked off his motorbike by the oncoming auto. A GoFundMe webpage established up by Jay’s younger sister Abbie has so significantly elevated £27,000 in the direction of a £50,000 goal 

Jay is pictured in a hospital bed in Thailand connected to a ventilator following his horror smash with a truck on Koh Samui

Jay is pictured in a clinic mattress in Thailand linked to a ventilator following his horror smash with a truck on Koh Samui

Jay’s devastated household are now hoping to elevate money to cover the charges of their son’s healthcare treatment, repatriating his entire body and his funeral.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, mum Tracey and father Dean explained: ‘Jay was even now in the coma, and then his kidney and liver capabilities started to decrease. His organs were shutting down and his immune system was not powerful plenty of to battle the pneumonia. 

‘From then he just speedily declined. We have been all with him by his bedside and viewed him slip away.’

The family claimed they experienced taken out several credit cards to fly from Stockport to Thailand on shorter discover in the times just after finding out about the crash.

A GoFundMe site established up by Jay’s young sister Abbie has so much raised £27,000 towards a £50,000 target.

Spending tribute to her huge brother, Abbie wrote: ‘Jay was in Thailand chasing his dreams for the long term. Jay is a a great deal beloved, enjoyable loving, and often teasing, big brother.

‘He is an avid #ManchesterUnited lover and watched the games when he could. He has been recognised to blast out an out of tune model of #TomJones ‘Delilah’ on the karaoke when he had the chance.

‘Jay is Manchester born and bred, nonetheless pretty linked with property… He was in contact with household typically and normally ended his calls with ‘I’ enjoy you all the entire world huge sausages” and ”I pass up you”.

‘We are a really hard-working spouse and children. We have borrowed and maxed out credit score playing cards to be right here with Jay, but we have nowhere else to switch, other than to beg for the generosity and kindness of relatives, mates and strangers to enable us preserve our Jay.’

Jay, from Stockport in Manchester, was shuttled straight into emergency surgery at Koh Samui international hospital (pictured)

Jay, from Stockport in Manchester, was shuttled straight into unexpected emergency surgical procedures at Koh Samui global clinic (pictured)

Jay, who has four young children aged 13, nine, 8 and 6, and was also hunting following a action-daughter aged two, was in Thailand searching for work just after taking a excursion to the region and deciding he preferred to dwell there.

His relatives instructed Manchester Evening News: ‘Jay was this kind of a character. He was lifetime loving, enjoyable loving and family loving. He was a fantastic father and son and was beloved by everybody. He was boisterous and a minor mischievous and was normally the 1st to switch up the music at a social gathering. He was often up for a laugh.’

Mum Tracey reported: ‘When he was a teenager and out with his mates in Stockport, if he noticed me he would always give me a kiss and notify you he cherished you in entrance of all his good friends. He would by no means conclusion a telephone call without having telling you how substantially he loved and missed you.

‘We have been overcome by all the messages of aid and how several folks donated to the funding webpage. We have had so many messages from individuals we really don’t even know.’  

Jay’s overall body remains in Thailand as his family members continue on to liaise with Thai health authorities and an worldwide funeral firm in an attempt to organise his repatriation. 

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