Lt Col Sanit Nookong from the Thalang Police responded to a 191 call where it was reported there had been an accident involving a car and motorbike in front of the Susco petrol station on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Baan Muang Mai. It was stated that the motorbike driver had been killed as a result of the accident.
Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers and local volunteers to find the body of a man with a dismembered left leg.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was later named as 32-year-old Phuriwat Sukbanjong. His body was taken to Thalang Hospital.
Close to the body was a plateless Honda ZoomerX lying in the ditch, while 100 metres away was a badly damaged Mazda3.
The Mazda driver, Piroon Aka, 44, told police that was coming from Thalang and heading to his home in Mai Khao.
“The area was dark and had no lights, suddenly I noticed a motorbike coming towards me and I lost control of my vehicle and collided head-on with the motorbike,” Mr Piroon said.
Mr Piroon was taken to Thalang Police Station to face questioning and police are making further investigations into the incident.
Police have yet to file any charges in the case, The Phuket News was told.