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Phuket Airport wheelchair operator slams into tree at speed, survives

PHUKET: A staffer at Phuket International Airport employed to assist elderly and disabled by operating wheelchairs for them escaped serious injuries when his car slammed into a stinky bean tree at speed early this morning (Nov 17).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 17 November 2017, 03:15PM


Capt Natthee Pichitchainimitmet of Thalang Police was called to the scene of the accident, south of the airport, at 6:15am.

Police and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers arrived to find a Phuket-registered black Honda Jazz askew in the middle of the road.

The car’s front bumper had been torn off by the force of the impact and the front-right mag wheel was heavily damaged with its tyre nearly ripped off from the rim.

The driver, Saranyu Jittrong, was still trying to exit the car via the front passenger door with his face covered with blood while he was speaking nearly incoherently.

Rescue workers took Mr Saranyu to Thalang Hospital, where Capt Natthee arrived later to question him.

Mr Saranyu had suffered a concussion and was still experiencing chest pains, but otherwise unhurt, The Phuket News was told.

The car was heading south from Phuket International Airport heading at high speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which slammed into a Sator “stinky bean” tree (Parkia Speciosa), Capt Natthee said.

Police are still investigating the accident in order to determine if charges should be pressed, Capt Natthee noted.

 

 

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BenPendejo | 17 November 2017 - 21:11:43

Yep...nobody on the roads to keep people from driving like lawless idiots.  These speeding fools might think twice if they knew they were risking getting pulled over and getting their license restricted along with a fine of about 10,000 baht for the first offence. But this cannot happen with the existing police force, as the potential hefty fine would just result in a bigger under the table payout

simon01 | 17 November 2017 - 15:54:10

Another day and yet more smashes. s. Driving on Phukets roads makes the Mad Max and Death races movies look like kids games.

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