According to CCTV near the scene, the incident happened on the Bang Tao Rd at 4:17pm. The car was heading towards Surin Beach when it struck the woman.
The car has been described as a brand-new grey Toyota Vios bearing Bangkok licence plates with the number 8767.
Police and the owner of Pam’s Relax Massage, where the woman worked, have so far asked not to name the woman injured.
Jarunee Kasurong, sister of the injured woman, filed a formal complaint of the hit and run at Cherng Talay Police Station today (June 17). The complaint was received by Lt Col Worawut Sensob, Deputy Chief of Investigation at Cherng Talay Police.
Chayakorn Permpoon, owner of Pam’s Relax Massage, explained that the woman was walking to a small shop nearby to buy a bottle of drinking water when the Vios came around the bend at speed. The car swerved wide as it rounded the corner and struck the now-injured woman.
A foreign woman was driving, with a foreign man sitting in the front passenger seat.
The woman struck by the car was rushed to Thalang Hospital and later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.
She is in a stable condition but remains in care and under observation as she suffered head injuries in the impact. She also suffered broken ribs and a broken collar bone.
Police have checked CCTV in the area, though there is very limited coverage showing the actual impact. Officers are continuing their efforts to track down the car and its driver.
Mr Chayakorn has appealed through a post online for anyone with information that may help track down the car and the driver to contact Cherng Talay Police.