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Foreigners sought for hit and run in Phuket

Foreigners sought for hit and run in Phuket

PHUKET: Police are trying to track down a grey Toyota Vios driven by a foreign woman that struck a woman beside the road in Cherng Talay yesterday and failed to stop, leaving the woman in hospital with broken ribs and head injuries.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 17 June 2022, 05:28PM

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.

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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.

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Kurt | 19 June 2022 - 13:39:24

Christysweet, You are 100% right. The nationality of the driver is not a point at all. Sure the car, and so the driver of that time will be found. Than we hope to read more about it in PN.

christysweet | 19 June 2022 - 10:59:19

Who wants to wager on the nationality of the driver? Who are consistently the most appallingly dangerous drivers ? Likely involved in some sort of illegality which is why  she fled the scene. 

DeKaaskopp | 18 June 2022 - 15:19:55

@Kurt   Nice description of the roads in European cities ! But here we have a case of a hit and run on a small road on Phuket.  Why not just stick to the article and condemn the action of that foreign driver ?

Kakka2 | 18 June 2022 - 13:51:22

i'm sure they will fin them and charge them..one more reason because they are farang..lol.. i wonder why no new what so ever of last week dead tourist from that parashoot scam with the boat in patong beach.. apparently one tourist die but no news about it.. any covering up on that? 

Foot | 18 June 2022 - 13:28:53

How difficult is it for a police force to find a car with a complete description AND the plate number?  They do know how to do this, right?

Kazumi | 18 June 2022 - 12:34:29

I hope the police will catch this cowardly criminal as soon as possible.

Kurt | 18 June 2022 - 11:32:23

In Europe many cities had 3 lane roads for cars. Now already many years: 1 lane for pedestrians, 1 lane for cyclists, 1 lane for cars. Result? Less environment and noise polution, many car take alternative routs. And don't dare to park your car on the pedestrian lane! Will towed away ( pay fine and tow away/storage fee until collect your car at remote area. Costs? Up to 500 Euro's. 

JohnC | 18 June 2022 - 09:15:35

If proper footpaths were made alongside Phuket's roads things like this might not happen. I am not condoning the driver's actions but the narrow twisty badly surfaced sois and streets of this island contribute heavily to the injury and deaths tolls.

maverick | 17 June 2022 - 22:11:22

Could prove expensive - you can be sure they will find the culprit - nowhere to hide in this town


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