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Fatal epileptic asthma attack suspected as pickup crashes off road

Fatal epileptic asthma attack suspected as pickup crashes off road

PHUKET: A fatal epileptic asthma attack is believed to have killed a man whose pickup truck ran off Thepkrasattri Rd in Thalang early this morning (Oct 15), Thalang Police have reported.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 11:07AM


Thalang Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Phichai Phupommin was notified at 4am that a pickup truck had run off the road near the Toyota Next Center on Thepkrasattri Rd just north of the intersection with Route 4031, which leads to Nai Yang and the airport.

At the scene, police and rescue workers found a Phuket-registered Isuzu pickup truck with a 40-year-old man* originally from Nakhon Ratchasima dead in the driver’s seat.

Police believe that the man suffered a fatal epileptic asthma attack while driving southward from his home to Thalang Hospital, Lt Col Phichai reported.

“The attack caused him to lose control of the car, first hitting a traffic sign on the central reservation and then veering off the road,” he said.

The man had received emergency treatment for a severe asthma attack at Thalang Hospital at about 8pm last night (Oct 14), Col Phichai noted.

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A test found no traces of alcohol in the man’s blood, Col Phichai added.

The man’s body is now being kept at Thalang Hospital while police attempt to contact the man’s relatives in Nakhon Ratchasima, Col Phichai noted in his report.

“It appears the man has no relatives in Phuket,” he added.


* The Phuket News is withholding the man's name until it has been confirmed that her next of kin have been notified.

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Kurt | 17 October 2019 - 14:24:56

Dek, thank you for labeling my comment highly respectful'.
And, can you comment on the believe of the police about that epileptic asthma attack. Can you ask the RTP to pick 1 of the 2 in their 'believe? To go public with combining the 2 is hilarious, at least.

Rorri_2 | 17 October 2019 - 05:23:36

"Thanks to another highly"respectful"" can you explain this comment, as Kurt shows no disrespect, in fact asks some interesting questions that any decent reporter would have asked, questions, we know, will never be asked/answered, such is reporting in Thailand.

Rorri_2 | 16 October 2019 - 08:57:05

As of May 2018... there is no proof of any relationship between epilepsy and asthma... so, what was he diagnosed with, if epilepsy then he shouldn't be driving...period, id asthma, where was his medication?

DeKaaskopp | 15 October 2019 - 15:43:40

Thanks to another highly"respectful" comment by Dr.K..Even if  the headline states"suspected epileptic asthma attack",it doesn't stop him from giving his advises again.But who knows,maybe a look in his crystal ball gave him a ll the necessary details.

Kurt | 15 October 2019 - 12:08:54

Sorry for the man, but if he was treated on 14 Oct at 8 PM for severe asthma attack, than he should not driving a car on 15 Oct between 3 and 4 AM, less than 8 hours after first severe attack treatment. Did the doctors tell him that he should not be driving? Not danger himself or others on the road? This fatal happening was avoidable.

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