Kata Rocks

Ice truck driver fined B400 for sideswipe, tree-felling wipeout

PHUKET: An ice truck driver from Surat Thani has been charged with reckless driving after his converted pickup ice truck sideswiped an SUV on Thepkrasattri Rd yesterday afternoon.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 25 January 2019, 02:34PM

The ice truck then jumped the gutter, mounted the central reservation, levelled a tree and then came to rest on its side in the oncoming lane in Muang Mai.

Capt Warawut Saensob of the Thalang Police was notified of the accident at 1:30pm.

Thalang Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the a white Toyota ice truck, branded as from the Ket Kaew Ice factory in Surat Thani, on its side in the southbound lane.

The ice truck driver, Phongsak Chanchaemsai, 25, from Chaiya, Surat Thani, was taken to Thalang Hospital for injuries to his right arm and elbow.
In the right-hand northbound lanes on the other side of the road was a Phuket-registered Mitsubishi Pajero SUV with heavy scratches along its left side. Its driver, Supot Nilawong, 44, was uninjured.

According to Capt Warawut’s report of the accident, both vehicles were travelling northbound side by side when the ice truck suddenly veered into the side of the Pajero.


From there the ice truck flew up onto the central reservation, slammed into a tree, uprooting it in the process, then flipped onto its side and spun to a rest in the right-hand southbound lane on the far side of the road.

Phongsak was charged with reckless driving causing property damage, Capt Worawut noted in his report.

Phongsak was fined B400 and ordered to pay compensation for damage to Mr Supot’s Pajero.

Capt Worawut made no mention of why Phongsak lost control of his vehicle, or any mention of any tests for drugs or alcohol.

Also of note, the driving license presented by Mr Supot, of Srisoonthorn, Thalang, was issued 20 years ago.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

MartinK | 25 January 2019 - 23:02:26

Shocking. Reckless driving accident and the one who was driving well has a license that expired 20 years ago. LoL

Kurt | 25 January 2019 - 18:21:20

Hahahaha, just a fine of B400 !
One can't make it up.
Pity there was no info about the fine for the other driver with a more than 15 years expired driving licence. Perhaps 500 thb? Was he allowed to drive off the scene himself without valid driving license? hahaha.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

Were there any blood tests done, a toxicology report should be available for all to see,a visual che...(Read More)

Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

Sorry Mr. Kurt but i dont understand your problem because i have my own pump and dont have problems ...(Read More)

Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

Sorry mr Wiesel. In Thailand is a lot of 'planning-talks' happening . After that it stops, i...(Read More)

No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

Herein lies the problem. The officials that do the inspections are either paid for their favorable r...(Read More)

Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

As if there aren't enough fast and furious drivers already on the roads in Phuket, now to glorif...(Read More)

No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

For a country that finds no sign of prostitution in Pattaya, not finding cruelty at the zoo is hardl...(Read More)

No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

“No evidence of animal cruelty has been found.”. Just in the same way than Thai police can make...(Read More)

No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

This is similar to the police walking along Bangla Road recently and reporting that "nope...ain...(Read More)

No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

That concrete cell that the tiger is shown in should be considered as cruelty to animals. What a ho...(Read More)