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Crane truck hits power pole, slams parked pickup, motorbikes

Crane truck hits power pole, slams parked pickup, motorbikes

PHUKET: A 10-wheeled truck carrying a crane hit a power pole and slammed into a pickup truck and two motorbikes parked by the side of the road near the entrance to the Bang Khu Underpass in Koh Kaew this morning (Dec 26).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 26 December 2022, 04:58PM

Phuket City Police were called to the scene, on Thepkrasattri Rd southbound near the entrance to the underpass, at 9:30am.

Police and rescue workers from the Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation arrived to find the truck driver, Suwaphan Homthongteerachai, a 58-year-old resident of Moo 2, Pa Khlok, trapped in the cab of the truck.

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers used hydraulic equipment to free Mr Suwaphan from the wreck. The extent of his injuries were not reported, but he was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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The pickup truck struck by the 10-wheeled truck had been moved some four metres from where it had been parked. The two heavily damaged motorbikes were also lying nearby. No people were injured as the truck ploughed into the vehicles, as no one was on or in them at the time.

Mr Suwaphan told police that the brakes on the crane truck had failed, leading to the accident.

Police noted they were continuing their investigation in light of any charges that may be pending.

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JohnC | 27 December 2022 - 08:57:03

I know it would be either fell asleep at the wheel or blamed on faulty brakes! Is there such a thing as a roadworthy truck on Thailand's death roads.

Capricornball | 26 December 2022 - 22:49:07

Time to start holding the owner of the vehicles responsible for every baht of damage caused by their poorly maintained death trucks. Also hold the driver responsible for taking a vehicle that was in need of crucial repairs. But nothing will happen to anybody. The wealthy contractor will pay the corrupt police to make it all go away.


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