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Driver, 74, dies as truck runs off road in Chalong

Driver, 74, dies as truck runs off road in Chalong

PHUKET: A 74-year-old man died this morning when the six-wheeled truck loaded with sandbags he was driving ran off the road and down a steep slope in Chalong.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 10 June 2022, 11:55AM


Police and rescue workers were called to the scene, in Soi Nakok, Moo 5, Chalong, at about 8:45am.

The truck was found overturned some 20 metres down the steep roadside slope.

The body of the driver, Deen Jaruek, originally from Tambon Thung Maphrao in Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga province, was found nearby.

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Mr Deen had suffered a broken neck.

At this stage police believe the accident was caused by brake failure.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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JohnC | 11 June 2022 - 09:01:36

That is a very old truck. I seriously doubt it was roadworthy. Most likely packed to the rafters as well. Overloading is standard practice here, as long as it doesn't tip over and the suspension doesn't collapse she'll be fine. Mai pen rai!!!!

Nasa12 | 10 June 2022 - 12:20:01

Sad, but how many tons of sandbags it’s was back on the truck. The most of trucks and pickup are overloaded 100% and more in LOS. 

 

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