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Phuket garbage truck kills another, driver charged

PHUKET: Police have charged a council garbage truck driver for the death motorbike taxi passenger who suffered fatal head injuries in a collision at traffic lights in Phuket Town yesterday afternoon (April 17).

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Tuesday 18 April 2017, 11:39AM


Phuket City Police and an ambulance from the Phuket Provincial Hospital in Rassada were called to the scene of the accident, at the intersection of Srisuthat Rd and Amphur Rd, at 5:30pm.

At the scene was a motorbike jammed under the front of a Rassada Municipality garbage truck, driven by Wirasak Boonlah, 35.

Motorbike taxi driver Suwit Panyayong, 65, had suffered minor injures, but his passenger, Adirek Suetrong, 39, had sustained serious head injuries in the collision and subsequent fall onto the road.

Both were taken to Phuket Provincial Hospital, but Mr Adirek was pronounced dead at the facility.

Mr Suwit was wearing a helmet, but Mr Adirek was not, Capt Kraisorn Phakarraya of the Phuket City Police pointed out.

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“According to our investigation, the garbage truck driver stopped the truck to wait for the red traffic lights at the intersection,” Capt Kraisorn said.

‘The motorbike arrived at the lights it pulled up on the left side. When the lights turned green the motorbike and the truck took off, but the garbage truck driver did not see the motorbike. The truck struck the motorbike and it fell down, resulting in the injuries,” he added.

Wirasak has been charged with reckless driving causing death, Capt Kraisorn confirmed.

“Mr Suwit was tested for alcohol, but he tested negative,” he added.

The deadly accident yesterday follows the horrific accident last Monday (April 10) that saw two students killed when they were crushed under the wheels of a private garbage truck at the entrance to Soi Palai on Chao Fa East Rd. (See story here.)

 

 

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Jor12 | 20 April 2017 - 18:23:35

jogi...other than the Police statement there is no evidence the passenger was or was not wearing a helmet. There is also no evidence of the taxidriver being negligent - where is your evidence of that? Just common sense really. Don't know why you are rambling on about "bribes." Who is siding up to whom? It's merely a proper rendition of the law. 

Rorii...unless you can put forward cogent intelligible comments, don't bother telling me what to do. I will correct you in order to set the record straight.   

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jogi | 20 April 2017 - 15:17:59

dont understand people allways side up with  traffic offenders when they get hurt in a accident like this bike-taxidriver and his passenger. assuming the two helmets (red and black) in front of the truck come from the crashbike, why only the driver was wearing one?
it was the bike-taxidriver's duty to have his passenger wearing one
for the RTP to charge the taxidriver of this and his reckless driving ? what is in it for them? but to charge the truckdriver, his company, his insurace? to drop charges later for appropriate teamoney? who else get it? Jor12? I am sure he got it, but he for some reason I can only guess, he will deny it    

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Rorii | 19 April 2017 - 19:04:13

Jor12, no more comments on your ridiculous  posts, as far as I am concerned you're a "plant" of PNs simply to boost site hits, say what you want, I don't give a rats, you muppet.

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Jor12 | 19 April 2017 - 17:54:01

Rorii...don't know where you got your law degree from, but you are the one who is wrong. I like to see you defend the driver. You won't stand a chance. The motorcyclist was keeping as far to the left as possible, how is that illegal? It is immaterial where the motorcyclist came from. As stated it is incumbent on the truck driver to keep a proper lookout. If he can't see, then he should have stopped. That forms the requisite legal definition of recklessness.

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Rorii | 19 April 2017 - 06:32:49

Jor12, I differ, from the article the motorcycle pulled up, on the LEFT, of the truck, this is illegal, he should have been on tne right, by being on the left he was also in the blind spot of the truck, also, going by the photos, the bike is in front of the truck, did the rider cut across the front of the truck, from the trucks blind spot? Assumptions... yes, but you condemn the truck driver, clearly you are wrong.... again.

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skip | 19 April 2017 - 04:09:33

Sounds like a load of rubbish to me 555. Seriously it sounds like malicious intent by the truck driver as it would be almost impossible to NOT see the motorbike or accelerate faster than the motorbike.I have noticed local drivers will do almost anything to get in front of the vehicle in front and sometimes ending in tragedy with fatalaties. They dont like other drivers nipping in front of them. Minibuses being a prime example. Uncontrolled egotism is a dangerous factor when dealing with locals, especially when they are intoxicated. The facts speak for themselves. R.I.P. 

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Jor12 | 18 April 2017 - 18:16:50

Appears an appropriate charge as the the driver was reckless in that he was not keeping a proper lookout or driving in a safe manner in such a large vehicle where it was incumbent on him given its size and height off the road to do so. It is immaterial whether or not the deceased was wearing a helmet. It could quite easily have been a pedestrian.  

No-one really cares about helmets. One just needs to view the pictures of the number of motorcyclists not wearing helmets. Of the 5 riders that can readily be seen, only one is wearing a helmet.

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jogi | 18 April 2017 - 16:01:37

for me it make no sence to charge the truckdriver with reckless driving causing dead. the motorbike-taxidriver should get this charges. first he take a passenger and don't supply a helmet to his passenger.then he, (a motorbiketaxidriver!!!) pull up at the left side of a big truck waiting for the traffic lights to turn green. because the bike taxidriver could not be seen from the driver seat of the truck, and to me, from the foto the bike was under the front of the truck, the bike must have pull'd from the left from the truck to the front of the truck all the time in the dead spot out of sigh to the truck driver. was both vehikles properly licensed? was both drivers properly licensed, (motorbike-taxi-license) or thos new kind of motorbike license FOR LIFE at a higher fee,for elderly people who will not be able anymore to pass a drivers test.
a blood-alkohol test for both drivers involved in this accident would spread some light who should be charged. lucky i don't drive a big truck, from my car i can see this idiot bikers who allways  at traffic lights pull up left and right of me and cut in front of me by green.        

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Eagle | 18 April 2017 - 15:27:16

Simon01,-no one on the island is able to drive safely-Are you talking only about locals or are tourists and expats included in your opinion?And since when do farangs pay 100.000 for breaking a traffic law?Any case you know of and if so what law was broken?

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simon01 | 18 April 2017 - 12:25:14

So sad. Yet more needless loss of life due to the simple face No one on the island is able to drive safely. There are no car, mini van, tuk tuk or truck or buss drivers that should be on the roads in anything bigger than a 125 scooter. They are still unable to drive this safely but at least they will do less damage. Until the government actually makes people do a proper full on driving test and then have the police enforce the traffic laws and then punish those that break them then nothing will ever change and people will die. By punish I mean not a 1,000 fine and then let go as is the normal here unless a farrang then its 100,000 fine. This size fine should be for all. But the roads in phuket have no rules and no real fines for the locals. But the real proble is the peole on the roads have not done a real driving test and have had no real training other than go and stop. Will it change??? very unlikely until a governor or very high ranking official gets killed then nothing will change. Its just so sad to read every single day of the needless loss of life.

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