The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Foreigner injured, minivan damaged by falling tree in Khao Lak

Foreigner injured, minivan damaged by falling tree in Khao Lak

PHUKET: One man was injured and two vehicles damaged when high winds caused an old tree to fall on Takhua Pa-Thai Muang Rd near the Khao Lak police checkpoint in Phang Nga on Tuesday evening (Feb 9).

accidentspolicetransport
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 11 February 2016, 11:55AM


The driver of the minivan told police the tree hit a pylon before breaking into small pieces and hitting his vehicle. Photo: Khao Lak Rescue Centre

The driver of the minivan told police the tree hit a pylon before breaking into small pieces and hitting his vehicle. Photo: Khao Lak Rescue Centre

The Khao Lak Rescue Centre received a call from a local resident at 5pm stating that strong winds had brought down a huge tree down on the busy road in front of the Phor Ta Khao Lak Shrine and police checkpoint in Takua Pa.

The tree had caused damage to a minivan and motorbike and had injured one motorist it was reported.

Rescue workers arrived on scene to find debris from the 50 metre tall tree strewn all over the road and a damaged Buthsa Travel Co minivan parked at the roadside.

There was also an injured foreigner who had been hit by a piece of falling debris who rescue workers administered first aid before taking him to Takua Pa Hospital.

https://sgssecurity.com/

The minivan driver whose vehicle was hit by the tree, 45-year-old Phanu Buthsa explained that he dropped off tourists at a hotel in Khao Lak and was returning to Phuket when the tree fell.

“The tree hit a pylon and broke into small pieces and smashed the front of my van. One big piece of trunk landed across the road and injured a foreigner,” he said.

“Everything happened so fast and out of the blue. I am still in shock at what happened, but I’m glad that wasn’t carrying any tourists when it happened,” he added.

Rescue workers helped Khao Lak police direct traffic and clear the debris from the road which is the main route from Khao Lak and Khao Sok to Phuket.  

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Dust in the Wind

So this was while the rest of us were under a 20,000 baht fine for not wearing a mask? How was this...(Read More)


Region health chief to ask Phuket to roll out lockdown measures

La, You have consistently spread disinfo and just tried using statistics from Type A Bird Flu to m...(Read More)


COVID passenger warning for Phuket flights

Thailand's largest tourist destination and these graphics cannot be in English, too? ...(Read More)


No curfew, but full alcohol ban for restaurants

Charles@ alcohol reduces people’s inhibitions and they stop social distancing and being sensible a...(Read More)


Dust in the Wind

It should be remembered that the party that Kamala had that brought COVID-19 to town in record numbe...(Read More)


Phuket concludes Seven Days road-safety campaign for Songkran with one dead, 21 injured

the key phrase is 'officially recognised'- we all know the rest is complete bull puckey....(Read More)


Anutin puts his faith in Chinese vaccines

I not understand why Mr Anutin with his construction works background became Minister of health. For...(Read More)


No Phuket lockdown, but stronger control measures to be enforced

And still the Phuket Governor refuse to declare Phuket province a 'Red Zone' province, what ...(Read More)


Phuket sandbox timeline to be reset

"The outlook for tourist receipts this year need to be adjusted", said minister Phiphat....(Read More)


Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose ‘likely’ needed within 12 months

Hope that Thai health authorities are reading this article and start preparing for revaccination som...(Read More)