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Indonesian man, Thai woman hospitalised after crashing truck into electric pole during rainshower

PHUKET: The collision force in the latest wet-road accident on the north of the island caused a pickup truck to split in half after its driver lost control during a rainshower and crashed into road side electric pole on Sunday afternoon.

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Sunday 28 August 2016, 05:39PM


Indonesian man, Thai woman hospitalised after crashing truck into electric pole during rainshower

Two occupants of the vehicle reportedly suffered unspecified but non-critical injuries,rescue workers reported. 

At 2.30pm on Sunday (August 28) Thachadchai Police were informed by a good samaritan that there had been an accident involving a truck crashing into an electron pole along Thepkrasattri Rd, at the curve between the Ban Bang Duk and Ban Mak Prok locales in Thalang’s Mai Khao sub district.

Police, along with Kusoldharm rescue reported to the scene, where on the side of the southbound lanes of the road there was a wrecked bronze-coloured Mazda pick-up truck with Phuket license plates.

The bed of the pickup truck had nearly completely separated from the cab, and a wheel had also come loose and seperated from the vehicle. A concrete electric pole a few metres away was damaged at its base, and was leaning towards the road but had not fallen down.  

Police named the two persons injured in the accident as Mr Tranggielia Lokon Parengkuan, 44, an Indonesian national, and Ms Palawi Khamsieng, 27, who was identified as the driver.

Both were transported Thalang Hospital, where they were treated for unspecified injuries. 

Police reported that the pair had just returned from a business trip in Krabi and during the time of the accident, it had reportedly been raining causing the road to become slippery, causing the driver of the vehicle to lose control of the the vehicle at the curve.

Police did not mention excessive speed as a factor in the accident but said the investigation had yet to be concluded. 

Local residents at the scene of the accident reported that an hour before the latest accident, an 18-wheel lorry had caused long traffic delays when it blocked southbound flowing traffic after its driver lost control at the Suan Maprao curve nearby.

The residents took the opportunity to urge commuters to exercise caution at several dangerous curves on the north of the island, including those at Ban Bangduk, Suan Maprao and Koh En, where accidents are all-too-frequent. 



 

 

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Kurt | 30 August 2016 - 09:29:45

swerve: Not having knowledge of something does not label you to be 'stupid'.
And when I ask thai friends, among them English teachers, about aquaplaning, than their driving education at least was below level.
That is a fact, has nothing to do with respect.
You better put your energy in telling thai driving exam institutions to teach thai people about aquaplaning.

Guess you don't agree that many road accidents ( road slippery) are absolute avoidable when thai drivers adjust their speed to circumstances.
That could be called stupid, but I not say that.

The photo in this article:  I call it the thai driving photo of the year 2016 ( so far).

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Christy Sweet | 30 August 2016 - 09:15:54

"It had reportedly been raining causing the road to become slippery, causing [bold] the driver of the vehicle to lose control of the the vehicle at the curve..." Over and over we hear this excuse for accidents. Drivers must drive according to the conditions of the road. Wet road= go slower, much slower on curves. I have no idea if there is a Thai word for aqua-planing but I'm told there is not one for responsibility.

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Joe12 | 29 August 2016 - 21:33:10

Again...the idiots commenting about a trivial motor accident..unbelievable

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swerv | 29 August 2016 - 18:01:41

Kurt: If you speak Thai then Thai people DO understand aquaplaning.
They are not as stupid as you make them out to be, so please be respectful.

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Kurt | 29 August 2016 - 11:38:50

Yes Concerned, throughout the years I have asked thai friends about aquaplaning while driving during rain. The reply was a 'empty look'.
That worn down tires can make your car 'skating', well, that it is all in hands of Lord Buddha.
During theoretical driving license instructions ( including the 1 hour video show) at Transport Bureaus, thai don't learn about aquaplaning.
So, for them it doesn't exist. This is about the thai driving license holders.
Not even talk about all those who drive without a driving license, or got it in a 'thai way' after just 2 lessons.

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Concerned | 29 August 2016 - 06:46:25

Assume they never heard anything about Aquaplaning  
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaplaning 
and don't slow down during rain showers 
also a lot drive with worn down tires  
Aquaplaning - TyreSafe - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRY8Xsohoh8

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Asterix | 28 August 2016 - 21:07:10

@ Kurt
No they will sell them in 2 parts to double the profit... Phuket way... hahaha...

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iain_rich | 28 August 2016 - 18:46:35

The rain "causes" the road to be slippery which "causes" the driver to lose control of the vehicle!?  Driving within the speed limit before hitting a elctricity pole will not cut a vehicle in half.

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Rich 44 | 28 August 2016 - 18:39:59

I hope a double check of the road cover formula is in order. A very remote possibility but just to be sure. 
Maybe something is missing from the road mix which causes the roads to become extra slippery when wet.
Then again, if people don't slow down the loud crash will come, maybe into you or I.

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Kurt | 28 August 2016 - 18:02:23

Excessive speed??   Nooo, just the wet road and the sharp electric pole. 
Hahahaha
Great Photo. Are they going to weld the 2 parts together again?

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