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Car flips on Phuket road as driver swerves to avoid dog

PHUKET: A 24-year-old Phang Nga woman was lucky to escape unhurt when her Pajero slammed into a streetlamp and flipped on a road in Chalong earlier today (Sept 24).

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Saturday 24 September 2016, 06:07PM


Chalong Police were called to respond to an accident on Chao Fa East Rd near Land & Houses Park Phuket at around noon.

At the scene, officers found a Mitsubishi Pajero lying on its side next to a downed street light pole.

The driver of the car, 24-year-old Choukwan Pattanakitviboon, told police that she was heading towards Phuket Town when a dog suddenly ran in front of her car.

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The woman swerved to avoid hitting the dog, but lost control of her vehicle, which slammed into a streetlamp and flipped onto its side.

The dog escaped unhurt, while Ms Choukwan suffered a minor injury to her a arm.

Police have yet to confirm whether or not she will face any charges for the accident.

 

 

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Kurt | 25 September 2016 - 14:59:07

Statement:  Thai flipping cars always drove to fast. Period.
Regardless or the driver has a driving license or not.

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Kurt | 25 September 2016 - 11:04:30

Yup, Foot and marcher:
Whole of Phuket is actually a big city, you can not drive highway speed. repeating Road signs are telling you that on Phuket.
"police consideration" means you go to police station, pay a administrative fee, and walk out uncharged.( for thai only)

For foreigners it is, you commit a traffic crime and will be charged at the spot. 
Like in other countries, so you not suffer culture shock. Very polite.

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marcher | 24 September 2016 - 22:11:04

Why is it that every time anyone has an accident we get "the police are considering charges".  Why don't they do something useful like catching criminals

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Foot | 24 September 2016 - 18:40:36

Assuming there actually was a dog she swerved to avoid, she never would have flipped if she wasn't speeding in the first place.

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