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Driver, Chinese tourist dead, three tourists seriously injured in Phang Nga minivan crash

PHUKET: A minivan driver and a female Chinese tourist died while three Chinese tourists sustained serious injuries when a minivan heading from Phuket collided with an 18-wheeler truck in Phang Nga earlier today.

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Tuesday 20 March 2018, 01:13PM


Capt Yuttapon Yafa of the Khok Kloi Police in Phang Nga was notified of an accident at a U-turn near Wat Pa Tha Noon (Tha Noon Temple) on Phetkasem Rd in Phang Nga at 9am today (Mar 20).

Khok Khoi Police Chief Col Jirasak Seamsak and Capt Jarungsak Sirawat, Takua Thung District Chief Bancha Tanuin, Chief of Phang Nga Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phang Nga Office (DDPM-Phang Nga) Sayan Kitmano, Director of Takua Thung Hospital Dr Wisit Yongyut, Mai Khao rescue workers and Loma Phang Nga rescue workers were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, officials and rescue workers found an 18-wheeler Phatthalung-registered truck emblazoned with “Tha Sai Eak Thalang” and “Supannee Transport Partnership” parked on the side of the road.

The driver, Waranon Boonkerd, 35, from Nakhon Sri Thamamrat was waiting at the scene.

In the middle of the road was a Khon Kaen registered minivan. The driver, Jamrit Aryusuk, 36, from Krabi had sustained serious injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The body of a Chinese woman was found inside the van.

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Two female and one male passengers from the minivan had also sustained serious injuries and were taken to Takua Thung Hospital in Phang Nga and later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

Four others injured tourists were take to Takua Thung Hospital.

It was reported that the truck was heading from Phuket and was about to make a U-turn in front the temple.

The minivan, carrying eight Chinese tourists from a hotel in Patong and heading to Mu Ko Similan National Park in Phang Nga, was allegedly driving behind the truck at high speed at the time.

When the truck went to make the U-turn the minivan was too close behind and tried to brake to avoid a collision but failed and hit the back of the truck.

Police are now investigating the incident.

 

 

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Wilma | 24 March 2018 - 22:33:50

ow can this story be soooooo different from the thai new ?????

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Rorri_2 | 21 March 2018 - 11:59:02

What is "amazing" is that a certain person is noticeably quite when any editorial is published that criticizes thai driving habits, police corruption/ inactivity, corrupt politicians etc. only "brave" enough to critic those whose opinion differs fron his.

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malczx7r | 21 March 2018 - 10:23:56

I'm guessing the commentator who claims we weren't witnesses never leaves his home, as per the lady's comments, exactly true, was out last night, vans and 4x4's a few feet away from my bumper.  Sat at red traffic lights on Chao Fao East when a slew of motorbikes went through on red, next junction, motorbike on floor, rider face down on the road, yep, got what he deserves!

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Fascinated | 21 March 2018 - 10:22:11

It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to work out the root causes of this crash. The last couple of paragraphs explain what happens. 

How can you defend dangerous driving, as seen every day on the roads here?

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Jor12 | 20 March 2018 - 19:10:33

Amazing...none of the commentators were present to witness what occurred, but they have all the answers. 

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Christy Sweet | 20 March 2018 - 15:41:55

"But was too close.." Yes, tailgating is standard practice here. Absolutely the most dangerous drivers in the world. Oblivious to basic physical laws, oblivious to courtesy. Just oblivious. 

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Kurt | 20 March 2018 - 13:34:02

I just advocated in another article about speed limiters in vehicles who partly make money by just reckless speeding. 
Faster, more trips, more money. 
Government, action?
Safety? Huh? "I have a Lord Buddha image in the cabin, nothing can happen to me".
That thai dumb thinking cost daily not only driver's life (which is ok) but many other lives of people who become their victim.
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