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Phuket taxi driver falls asleep at wheel, injures himself and Chinese passengers

PHUKET: The driver of a Phuket taxi and his two Chinese passengers were injured today when he fell asleep at the wheel causing him to crash into the pillar of a footbridge on Thepkrasatri Rd.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 20 February 2017, 04:43PM


The driver of the taxi fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle causing him to crash into the pillar. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
The driver of the taxi fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle causing him to crash into the pillar. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

At 4am today (Feb 20), Lt Sunan Petchnoo of the Thalang Police was informed of an accident in front of Muang Thalang School on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound.

Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a gold coloured green-plate Toyota Altis taxi smashed into the base of a footbridge pillar.

Three injured people were still at the scene when police arrived, they were named as taxi driver Mr Theerapol Seewan, 31, from Prachinburi, and his two passengers, Chinese tourists Mr Ruan Huiqiang, 22, who had suffered injures to his chest and Miss Ying Leyan, 22, who suffered injuries to her head.

All three were taken to Thalang Hospital for treatment.

Mr Theerapol later told police that he was taking the two tourists from Patong to Phuket International Airport.

“I fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of the vehicle and hit the pillar,” he said.

Police have confirmed that Mr Theerapol has been charged with reckless driving causing injury.

 

 

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Jome | 21 February 2017 - 21:08:15

@at all..just a little bit patience...there will soon be a Facebook group called "Kurt in Thailand".His comments and personality earn a world wide recognition.

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Kurt | 21 February 2017 - 12:10:22

@ Taxi mafia,  The daily facts speak for themselve.
And it include the answers as well.
Never punish money feeding hands.

Don't forget there are police officers, including lt's and higher ranks who drive taxi/minivan in their free time.
Vehicles owned by family.

On Phuket it is impossible to draw a line between law enforcers ( police) and the tourist transport sector.

In Thailand all this seems to be normal.
Look in Bangkok, there is a police general receiving monthly 50,000 thb on the side as 'advisor' of a beer brand.
By thai government it is seen as 'up to him'. Not illegal.
Ethics?  What ethics?

So, the lower ranks on Phuket feel free to do what they want.
Most tourist never find out or hear about this anyway.

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Taxi Mafia | 21 February 2017 - 00:03:16

Why are the taxi drivers, bus drivers and van drivers always causing accidents and never being punished? 

They also seem to be let thru road blocks without being breath tested or checked in anyway while foreigners are targeted because they can be pressured/manipulated to pay money to the police.

Are the transport mafia getting a special deal from the police as it seems they are being treated very leniently.

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