Thalang Police Capt Chatree Choowichien received a call from a local resident at 1:15am today where it was stated that there has been a hit-and-run accident on Thepkrassattri Rd southbound in Srisoonthorn which had left two people injured.
Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a wrecked Honda motorbike and its rider and passenger lying on the road.
The rider, Mr Sirichai Witsuma, 20, had suffered scrapes all over his body, while his passenger, Mr Noppadon Yaprachan, 19, was lying unconscious on the road. No helmets were said to have been found at the scene.
Rescue workers administered CPR to Mr Noppadon but he did not respond. Both Mr Sirichai and Mr Noppadon were taken to Thalang Hospital where the latter was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Mr Sirichai told police that they were heading towards Phuket Town when an 18-wheel truck heading in the same direction collided into them and caused them to crash.
The impact also caused his passenger to bounce off the motorbike and land in the middle of the road, he was then struck by another passing vehicle.
Neither the truck nor the second vehicle attempted to stop following the incident.
Capt Chatree said, “The 18-wheeler and the car kept going after the accident.
“Mr Sirichai said and he did not remember the colour or make of either vehicle because it was dark and everything happened so fast. However, we are checking to see if there are any witnesses to the incident, we will also check CCTV along this route to find the drivers of the two runaway vehicles,” he said.