Phuket police officer dies in car accident
PHUKET: Kathu police officer, Capt Thanakrit Kiawyai, died in a car accident on Patak Rd in Karon yesterday morning (June 10).
Monday 11 June 2012, 12:03PM
The accident took place while he was driving through rain from his friend’s house in Chalong back to Kathu. He reportedly lost control on a bend near the Le Meridian Phuket resort and hit a power pole.
The rescue team took around 10 minutes to extract Capt Thanakrit from his car and rushed him to Patong Hospital. From there he was transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket, where he died from serious internal injuries.
He was reportedly not wearing his safety belt.