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Four escape wipeout north of Phuket Town

PHUKET: Four men in a pickup truck were lucky to escape without serious injury in the early hours of this morning (July 27) when the pickup truck they were travelling in wiped out and struck a car parked by the side of the roadside north of Phuket Town.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 27 July 2018, 06:39PM

The pickup truck, a white Bangkok-registered Toyota Hilux Vigo, flipped onto its roof and came to a stop in the middle of the road, near the main SuperCheap on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada.

The parked car, white Bangkok-registered Nissan Trina, had its entire rear section crushed to nothing and the front end was ploughed into a roadside power pole, together demolishing the vehicle entirely.

Another vehicle, a gold-coloured Phuket-registered Isuzu pickup, was also damaged in the wipeout.

Capt Ronnaphum Permpoon of the Phuket City and rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation were called to the scene at 3:30am by the owner of the Nissan Trina, 38-year-old Suthin Pinthong.

According to the initial police report, the driver of white pickup, 51-year-old Kittikorn Sawangchit, said he had picked up three friends from the area near Phuket International Airport and were travelling southbound toward Phuket Town when the accident happened.

Exactly how or why the accident happened was not immediately explained.

However, Mr Kittikorn noted that “good people” had come out to help all four to safely get out of the overturned pickup.

Police at the scene said they had yet to conclude their investigation before pressing any charges.



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alf | 29 July 2018 - 17:38:27

How can you drive safely here, when parked cars go on crossing the roads unexpectedly...

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