Lt Col Kitiphum Thinthalang of Thalang Police was informed of the accident at 1:15pm on Monday in which a grey Suzuki Ciaz had lost control at high speed, veering onto the central reservation and crashing into an electric pole.
Lt Col Kitiphum explained that the group were heading towards Heroine’s Monument from Cherng Talay and crashed at a bend on Srisoonthorn Rd behind Thai Watsadu. The car was badly damaged, particularly at the rear left-side passenger door where it collided with the pole.
Traffic on the road was blocked until the car was removed by rescue workers.
The four people in the car were Mr Adis Manasay, 27, Mr Wansarofee Ha-ye-awae, 27, Miss Athiya Wijakratthana (age unconfirmed) and Mr Watchara Sornpong (age unconfirmed). Police could not yet confirm which of the four was driving the car. All four were taken to Thalang Hospital.
The accident happened in the same spot and in very similar circumstances as an accident earlier that day at 4am in which a taxi driver also lost control and hit an electric pole in the central reservation. The taxi driver blamed the loss of control on a large oil spill which was covered with slaked lime by local municipality workers after the accident. (See story here.)
When asked if the two accidents were related, the police told The Phuket News that they did not believe so and were still investigating.