THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Myanmar man killed while crossing busy Phuket road

PHUKET: A Myanmar man died after he was struck by two vehicles while crossing Thepkrasattri Rd in Srisoonthorn, central Phuket, last night (Feb 5).

accidentstransportdeathMyanmarpolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 10:23AM


The accident occurred in front of the “3pm” Chinese noodle shop on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound, where another serious accident occurred on Jan 26. (See story here.)

After being notified of the accident at 9:05pm, Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop and fellow officers of the Thalang Police along with rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a black Toyota Fortuner and an Isuzu pickup truck both stopped in the right-hand lane.

Both drivers were waiting for police at the scene.

The body of Myanmar national Tun Win Naing, 32, was still in the middle of the road.

“Panuchanart Klinfung, 48, was driving the Toyota Fortuner in front of the Isuzu pickup truck, which was being driven by Sarawut Mardting, 30,” Capt Kraisorn said.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

“When they arrived at the scene, which was quite dark, Mr Naing was stepped out from the left side and suddenly crossed the road.

“He was first hit by a Toyota Fortuner and then by the Isuzu pickup truck,” he added.

Both Ms Panuchanart, who was in obvious emotional distress at the scene, and Mr Sarawut were taken to Thalang Police Station for questioning and to be tested for alcohol, Capt Kraisorn reported.

A taxi driver who witnessed the accident as he was driving a Toyota Camry taxi behind the pickup truck when the accident happened told Ms Panuchanart that he would return after continuing his journey to Phuket International Airport.

“We are continuing our investigation. We have to check CCTV nearby. We also asked a doctor at Vachira Phuket Hospital to conduct an alcohol test on Mr Naing’s body,” Capt Kraisorn added.

 

 

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
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"The court later released him and Yong on bail of B400,000 baht, and Thanee on B500,000, and pr...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Why is the truck on the wrong side of the road, and what part of the accident involved the pickup?...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

Premchai's been released on bail. Does this mean he has a suspended sentence or that his appeal ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

So, just the 1000 dollar question, who did kill the black leopard? Don't tell me that one of the...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"How long is the old poor Thai couple.." Try to google it or sent a petition and ask for a...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

"addicted to psychotropic drugs" Would that be an excuse for his doings. Surprised that se...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

"Where has the reader been the last decades" and what country is suspending a license for ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

For how long is the old poor Thai couple in jail for plucking mushrooms in a national park?? How is...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

ok the truck should not have been there, but the motorbike was apparently overtaking over a double y...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

One wonders who the real troll is... . I use the road on a regular basis and it IS dangerous if one ...(Read More)