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Ice delivery pickup rolls after burst tyre

PHUKET: A man escaped serious injury when the ice delivery pickup he was driving suffered a burst tyre, causing the pickup to swerve out of control and roll on Thepkrasattri Rd in Thalang this morning (Feb 22).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 22 February 2023, 10:31AM

Lt Pongpipat Khamchomphu of the Thalang Police said officers were alerted to the accident at 6am.

Police and rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation arrived at the scene, opposite the Toyota Next on Thepkrasattri Rd southbound in Moo 8 Tambon Thepkrasattri, to find the pickup truck with heavy damage and its refrigerated ice box lying separately overturned on the road further back.

The refrigerated ice box had been torn open by the fall onto the road and bags of ice were scattered along the road.

The driver, Kobchai Sriintrasut, 33, told police that he was delivering ice from Phang Nga when the accident occurred.

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One of the rear tyre blew out, causing the pickup to swerve uncontrollably and hit the central reservation. The impact caused the pickup to roll, and the ice box on the back to separate from the truck, Mr Kobchai said.

Luckily, Mr Kobchai suffered only light injuries and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The wreck was soon removed from the scene and the ice bags and other debris were cleared from the road, allowing traffic to resume as normal.

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Kurt | 23 February 2023 - 09:23:45

How much profile did that tire have? We see often cars on the road with tires of which profile is almost complete gone.

JohnC | 23 February 2023 - 09:08:53

One fact missing is what state the tyres were in prior to the accident. A quick check of the other tyres should be enough to confirm whether they were fit to be used safely or not. Thais are not known to be fussy about keeping their vehicles in a roadworthy condition. Only fix something if it breaks is the usual method.

Timothy | 23 February 2023 - 08:20:48

I have had tires blow out in the past and it is not something to cause your vehicle to go out of control. The idiot driver panicked and started swerving. Just a couple weeks ago we saw a stoned mini van driver cruising over 10 kilometers on only 3 wheels.  


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