Kamala Police were informed of the accident, on Kamala Hill, at about 3pm.
A rescue team soon arrived at the scene, and rushed Sandra Lopez, 50, and Frederic Antoine Sanchez, 50, to Patong Hospital.
Ms Lopez had suffered a broken left wrist and cuts in the accident. Mr Sanchez had suffered scratches to his body. Both tourists also described pain in their necks.
The pair were scheduled to check at The Chick Hotel Patong Phuket today, police noted.
The van was carrying eight passengers when the accident happened. No other passengers suffered injuries, police confirmed.
The van driver, not yet named in reports, said that the cause of the accident was brake failure.
The accident today was the second within a week on Kamala Hill.
Two vans collided head-on on a sharp curve near Kalim Bay Thursday last week (Mar 23).
Five people, two men and three women, were injured. One of the injured was the driver. The other four were tourists. All five were rushed to Patong Hospital.
One of the van drivers explained that his right front tyre burst, causing him to lose control of the van, and crash head-on into the other, oncoming, van.
Additional reporting by Eakkapop Thongtub
Kurt | 31 March 2023 - 10:29:18