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Phuket Chinese tourists in hospital after bus, pickup, motorbike collision on Patong Hill

PHUKET: At least 10 people including Chinese tourists have been taken to hospital after a tour bus, a pickup truck and a motorbike collided on Patong Hill last night (Oct 5).

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Thursday 6 October 2016, 10:26AM

Patong Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers at 10:30pm to find a damaged MKR Transport tour bus crashed into the bushes by the side of the road.

In the middle of the road was a demolished Nissan pickup truck fitted with a “box-on-back” container.

Under the debris spilled from the container was the wreckage of a Honda Click motorbike.

Three people from the pickup truck, the motorbike driver and six people from the bus were treated at Patong Hospital, according to a patient list posted there.

The driver of pickup truck, Supachai Jaiyen, 27, suffered severe injuries, while other people involved in the accident suffered only minor injuries, the list reported.

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The motorbike driver was named as Natachanon Kongchan, 21, listed with minor injuries only.

The bus driver, Anan Kasing, 56, also escaped serious injury, but was taken to hospital for examination.

There were “about 26” passengers on board the bus at the time of the accident, The Phuket News was told. Rescue workers reported that the 26 were Chinese tourists.

Police theorise the bus and the pickup were travelling to Patong when they collided, then the pickup truck slammed into the motorbike, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Police are investigating the incident.



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Kurt | 08 October 2016 - 10:53:43

BettyWong:...Only 6 photos per hour??

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BettyWong | 07 October 2016 - 15:29:54

Red light cameras costing 16 million capable of processing one photo every 10 minutes should really help with improving road satety on the Island.

Quite a nasty crash - lucky nobody was killed .....

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Kurt | 07 October 2016 - 07:34:39

Heh, quite a relief, at least the monthly Patong Hill accident happened already.

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