BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Man killed as pickup wipes out

PHUKET: A 36-year-old man died after the pickup truck he was driving slid on a wet road and slammed into a power pole in Srisoonthorn early this morning (Dec 27).

transportSafetyaccidentsdeathpolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 27 December 2021, 09:45AM


Pol Col Kraisorn Boonprasop of Thalang Police was notified of the accident, on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound near the pedestrian overpass at Wat Srisoonthorn School, at 00:30am.

Thalang police along with rescue workers from Srisoonthorn Municipality and the Muang Mai branch of the Kusoldharm Foundation arrived at the scene, about 300 metres south of the Baan Lipon U-turn, to find the heavily damaged pickup still wrapped around the pole.

The driver, Songkiad Sukanantapong, 36, from Ao Luek, Krabi, was dead at the scene, his body still trapped in the cab of his Phuket-registered Isuzu D-Max pickup.

Brightview Center

Rescue workers used hydraulic equipment to recover Mr Songkiad’s body, which they transported to Thalang Hospital.

According to the police investigation, Mr Songkiad was driving home from Phuket Town when the accident happened. He lived at the Karn Keha housing estate in Moo 1, Srisoonthorn, about two kilometres from the scene of the accident.

Mr Songkiad was travelling at speed when he lost control of the pickup and slammed into the power pole. The road was wet from recent rain, said the report.

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.

CAPTCHA

JohnC | 28 December 2021 - 09:02:25

I agree that Thai roads are not always the best especially on Phuket, but do not blame their poor driving skills on the road design and construction. Blame it on poor driver education, poor policing and the general attitude of many locals when in control of what is essentially a lethal weapon.

Wiesel | 27 December 2021 - 21:54:57

Ad midnight, somewhere on Phuket Island a young man makes a mistake that cost his live. Everybody everywhere can make mistakes. R.I.P. Mr. Sonkiad ans shame on you Mr.  Kurt for your supersmart Anti-Thai-Minded comments. 

Wilko | 27 December 2021 - 20:42:28

Firstly very year the holiday death rate is the same or lower than the rest of the year.
I'm sure everyone wants to condemn the driving but they are overlooking the elephant in the room.... the poor design ad construction of roads throughout Thailand

Kurt | 27 December 2021 - 12:39:09

When start Phuket Officialdom to protect drivers against themselve ?
Wet road, at speed, folded around a power pole. Many Thai seem not to know that when it start raining, roads get wet after a dry period, the road becomes slippery. Anyway, the proof is there. This traffic victim didn't drive a speed adjusted/adapted to circumstances. Lucky no other road users were hurt.

Capricornball | 27 December 2021 - 12:08:37

Score one for Phuket in the annual 7 days of carnage...which is actually very similar to the other 358 days of carnage on Thailand's roads.  This is actually OK...one reckless ...  saved us all from his future recklessness...and he didn't take any innocents out in the process.  I'm wondering why PN isn't giving us the national death score for this years 7 day death-fest???

[Seve...

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Test & Go for overseas arrivals to be restored, fine-tuned

Thailand will win this year the wolrd championship of ping pong... Which tourists will stay the firs...(Read More)


Crocodile sighted off Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach

It’s looking for people without masks seems it endemic in Cherng Talay ...(Read More)


Phuket face mask campaign targeting tourists begins

what a farse... and so how many tourist they found without mask? what did they do to them? mistery.....(Read More)


Phuket vows tough action on unmasked tourists

Start fining the management of establishments that are allowing patrons to ignore the rules. Third s...(Read More)


Phuket face mask campaign targeting tourists begins

Enforce it the GROCERY STORES, please. If we see people without masks, what are we to do ? Arrange...(Read More)


Phuket face mask campaign targeting tourists begins

Very mis-leading scare-mongering headline, In the story itself it clearly states locals and tourist...(Read More)


Phuket face mask campaign targeting tourists begins

Why don't they patrol the shopping malls and stores. Bangla Road is too easy and advanced warni...(Read More)


Patong Police to crack down on face masks

What about Fitness centers. People come with a mask on, take it off in the changing room and are abs...(Read More)


Phuket vows tough action on unmasked tourists

WHO and in this order says. Get vaccinated, keep your distance from others and wear a mask. 2 years ...(Read More)


Test & Go for overseas arrivals to be restored, fine-tuned

Who would have thought that Kurt wouldn't approve? Wonders never cease!!...(Read More)