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Phuket man, 68, dies in four-vehicle wipeout

PHUKET: A 68-year-old local resident died in an accident involving four vehicles near the Heroines Monument, in central Phuket, during peak hour this morning (Nov 25).

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Friday 25 November 2016, 11:52AM


The accident occurred on Route 4027 about 500 metres east of the Heroines Monument, at about 7am.

Lt Sunan Petchnoo of the Thalang Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find three damaged cars – a Subaru, a black Toyota Fortuner and grey Mitsubishi Pajero – and the wreckage of a Honda Wave motorbike on the road.

Nearby was the body of 68-year-old Pa Khlok resident Soonthorn Chinphak. He had suffered a broken leg and severe head trauma.

Mr Soonthorn was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, police confirmed.

Mr Soonthorn was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Thalang Hospital, said Lt Sunan.

The Subaru was heading to Pa Khlok when it struck the motorbike, Lt Sunan explained.

“We were told that Mr Soonthorn was riding his motorbike and suddenly cut in front of the Subaru, which struck the motorbike. Mr Soonthorn bounced off the vehicle and landed on the road,” Lt Sunan said.

“After her car hit the motorbike, the Subaru’s driver, Korntip Reankrai, 32, lost control of her vehicle and swerved into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a Fortuner driven by Thitinan Choothong, 39,” he added.

“Kritsanat Udombhakphiphat, 53, who was following the Fortuner in his Pajero, swerved to avoid hitting the Fortuner and crashed into the side of the road,” he said.

Charges have yet to be filed against any of the drivers at this stage, Lt Sunan said.

“We are questioning all parties involved in the accident at this time,” he said.

 

 

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Kurt | 26 November 2016 - 22:08:55

Speed, swerving without warning, driving to close behind each other, it are all 'killers' on Phuket island.
And it goes on and on.

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lowprofile17 | 25 November 2016 - 21:59:07

The monument intersection is not the problem. The 7-11, other shops, and most especially the Supercheaps on this section of road have no designated parking. Drivers are stopping, and parking 3 deep along the side of the road. Combine this with drivers crossing to the other direction and, of course, driving WAY too fast, U-turning, not signalling, using phones, not having working lights, not wearing seat belts or helmets. Same thing happened a couple of weeks ago. The police need to get down there (and every other 7-11 and Supercheap and start handing out bucketloads of tickets. When people start getting hit in their pockets they might start driving with more care and concern.  I won't hold my breath, though.

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Kurt | 25 November 2016 - 13:50:14

@ Asterix, Yes, I agree with you.
Make a north-south underpass below the monument.
And than let this very spacious traffic circle function normally as a traffic circle suppose to function.
And than get rid of that idiot blockades at the circle and all these U-turns.
Such a mess.

What also can help is have during morning and evening rush hours at certain roads a 'restricted drive policy', meaning you have to pay driving on these roads between 7-9AM and 4-7PM.
It reduced the number of cars and the Phuket government catch extra money for infrastructural road and traffic improvement. 
A win-win solution. Like they have it for decades already in Singapore.
Also put a larger government tax on car sales.
So much is possible to get the traffic mess more under control.

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Asterix | 25 November 2016 - 12:23:25

Definitely, Heroine Monument should have an underpass to copê with too much traffic.

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