Chinese tourists escape serious injury in van, pickup collision

PHUKET: Two Chinese tourists escaped serious injury when the passenger van they were travelling in collided with a pickup truck on the Baan Don Rd in Srisoonthorn, Thalang, this afternoon (May 8).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 07:36PM

Capt Eakkasak Kwanwan of Thalang Police was notified of the accident at about 4:30pm.

Chinese tourist, Chen Yating, 22, suffered a minor injury to her chin, Capt Eakkasak confirmed.

Police, however, declined to name Ms Chen’s male companion, who was also travelling in the van, or report his injuries, but noted that he was “safe”.

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Police named the driver of the van as Samruy Yueiem, 31.

The driver of the pickup truck was Jarae Thongsuan, 49, said police, and his passenger was named as Mongkol Thongsuan.

Contacted by The Phuket News, Capt Eakkasak declined to give any details of the accident, saying that the incident was still under investigation.



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Rorri_2 | 10 May 2019 - 12:52:04

Welcome to Thailand, welcome to Phuket... have a nice holiday (sarcasm).

DeKaaskopp | 09 May 2019 - 23:04:59

The article doesn't mention any details about the accident. Yet the  serial poster blames the minivan driver and wants to see his license suspended. Smelly? The only thing that smells are his incompetent guesses. 

Fascinated | 09 May 2019 - 15:52:06

Any chance you can post in a recognisable form of words Insp K?

Kurt | 09 May 2019 - 09:20:01

Sometimes it looks like there is a kind of 'understanding' between RTP and the taxi/minivan 'clubs'. Something like: "We settle this among ourselves".
The RTP is always very understanding about taxi and minivan drivers who ignore any traffic rule and take the road just for themselves and cause accidents.

Kurt | 09 May 2019 - 07:32:59

On photo: And there is the chinese tourist standing, with luggage for 2. Welcome on Phuket island were the governor persuade foreign diplomats to believe that 'they' do anything for tourists safety. Minivan driver,..drug-& alcohol test, fatigue?  Sure high speed, no question about that. Commercial driving license suspended until investigation is completed?
RTP declines info? Smelly.

BenPendejo | 09 May 2019 - 00:53:50

Wow...the only thing shocking about this is that it has been a few days since a minivan almost killed a Chinese person.  Luck is on Thailand's side this week...but what about next week...?...or tomorrow???

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