Lt Col Weerapong Rakkito of the Patong Police told The Phuket News today (Oct 7) that all victims with minor injuries, including several Chinese tourists, were discharged from Patong Hospital on the night of the accident.
“There were no serious injuries among them, so they were free to go after a physical examination,” he said.
At least 10 people, including Chinese tourists, were taken to hospital after a tour bus, a pickup truck and a motorbike collided on Patong Hill on Wednesday night (Oct 5). (See story here)
Lt Col Weerapong confirmed that the driver of pickup truck, 27-year-old Supachai Jaiyen, who was taken to hospital on the night of the crash with severe injuries, was released from hospital the next day.
“The pickup truck driver is already out of the hospital and recovering from his injury. He is being questioned about the incident at this time.”
“The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, I cannot discuss any further details at this time,” Lt Col Weerapong concluded.