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

One dead, one injured in wicked pickup accident

PHUKET: A 31-year-old man was killed and his female passenger suffered serious injuries when the pickup truck they were travelling in first flattened a small streetlamp on Thepkrasattri Rd then crumpled as it slammed into larger street light pylon in the early minutes of this morning (Nov 22).

transportaccidentsdeathweatherpolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 12:03PM


Lt Sunan Petchnoo of Thalang Police was notified of the accident, in front of Phra Nang Sang Temple in Thalang, at 0:10am.

Lt Sunan arrived at the scene together with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a wrecked white Toyota pickup truck wrapped around a large spotlight pole on the central reservation.

Rescue workers removed the body of the driver, Chatree Thongjit, 31, from the wreck and transported his remains to Thalang Hospital.

Rescue workers then took about 15 minutes to free the passenger, Thanyaporn Unmai, 22, who had serious injuries to her legs and left arm and rushed her to Thalang Hospital. She was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

New Paths Retreat

Workers from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Thalang Office took two hours to install a new pole and restore power supply to the area.

“The pickup truck was heading from the Heroines Monument towards Thalang at high speed while it was raining,” Lt Sunan said.

“The pickup truck first hit a smaller light pole in the central reservation and then collided with the large spotlight pole.

“At this stage that is all we know. We are continuing the investigation,” Lt Sunan 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:

fedepar | 27 November 2017 - 07:31:22

Sad to say, but since it is clear that the driver was going at an astonishingly crazy and irresponsible speed, luck that he only killed himself and not killed anybody else

Christy Sweet | 23 November 2017 - 08:29:22

I'm missing the part in the story where a child was hurt. "Girl" One man and one woman is all. 

BenPendejo | 22 November 2017 - 17:48:33

If the poor girl makes it back to health, then I'd be happy with the outcome of this accident. I would say this will continue as it is a lawless society, but that isn't true...there are laws on the books, although the penalties are way too lax to make a difference. The issue is that there is no law enforcement; therefore, the laws just don't matter. "0" policing = #1 road fat...

Kurt | 22 November 2017 - 12:08:47

Does idiot high speed ( see outcome of it on the photos) need any further investigation?
As a insurance company I would requests a alcohol + drugs test of the driver.
If positive outcomes, the insurance can deny any claims.

It is time the government takes her responsibility, have police highway patrol cars on the road, 24 hrs a day, and stop these idiots while they are driving before accident...

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket man hunted for stabbing ex to death in jealous rage

...what a weird response ! What do bar closing times have to do with the behavior of a certain group...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

It is disgusting that one poster uses this article about a suicide committing desperate person for h...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

Khun Pascale, ..Uninformed... as you wrote, well, I can't talk about a european country I have n...(Read More)


Phuket man hunted for stabbing ex to death in jealous rage

"maybe those stories are not published in worldwide"Farming News," oh dear, by the wa...(Read More)


Phuket man hunted for stabbing ex to death in jealous rage

@ Pascale. Thai bars on Phuket by law close by 01:00 AM. What are you talking about? Behavior of to...(Read More)


Phuket man hunted for stabbing ex to death in jealous rage

R,maybe those stories are not published in worldwide"Farming News". Of course i could give...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

RIP Khun Piew. Condolences to family. Seems that Phuket golden tourist years are over. In everything...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

K, if you think all would be so easy ,please tell me, how come that a small country like the Netherl...(Read More)


Phuket man hunted for stabbing ex to death in jealous rage

Pascale, the operative word, in my comment, is "seems", which seems to be hard for you to ...(Read More)


Tourists warned of e-cigarette fines

@ Dek, S'pore is further, is 4.0. There is no polluted water , no traffic pollution on the roads...(Read More)