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Phuket high-speed accident leaves three dead, Chinese air crew safe

PHUKET: Three people died and several more injured after a pickup truck struck a van carrying China Airlines crew, including pilots, and overturned on Thepkrasattri Rd in Thalang early yesterday morning (June 18), and was then struck by a big bike travelling at high speed.

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Monday 19 June 2017, 10:38AM

Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop of Thalang Police was notified of the accidents, on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound, at 2am.

Capt Kraisorn arrived at the scene with rescue teams and medical staff from Thalang Hospital to find a white Trang-registered van by the side of the road, with a white Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck overturned 150 metres away partially blocking the inside northbound lane.

A Bangkok-registered Suzuki 1,000cc big bike was on the ground 30m from the van.

Van driver Prajuab Chuaywang, 45, told police that he was taking more than 10 China Airlines crew members from a hotel in Kalim, north of Patong, to Phuket International Airport when the van was hit from behind by a pickup truck travelling at high speed.

Mr Prajuab and the airline staff in the van escaped with only minor injuries.

Pickup truck driver Atthaphan Panthip, 36, also suffered minor injuries, and his passengers were unharmed in the accident.

While passers-by were rendering assistance to those still in the overturned pickup truck, the Suzuki motorbike approached at high speed and ploughed into the pickup, hitting several of the people rendering assistance.

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The big bike driver, Thanadol Saila, 33, from Bangkok, died at the scene. His passenger, Pacharee Wuthiphan-ayu, 29, from Maha Sarakham, was pronounced dead on arrival at Thalang Hospital.

At that time rescue teams had not arrived yet.

Three women – Suphawadee Thipmongkol, 26; Paemika Wilairat, 32; and Warissa Cross, 17 – suffered minor injuries when the motorbike struck the pickup truck.

All three were taken to Thalang Hospital when the rescue teams arrived.

Pornsawhan Khongpetch, 51, a security guard at a nearby business, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phket Town, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have yet to press any charges over the accidents.



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Christy Sweet | 20 June 2017 - 10:39:27

  Speeder's behavior can be controlled by removing the seat belt and installing spikes on the steering wheel. Or police could actually.. police.

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Kurt | 19 June 2017 - 16:30:02

petermach:  Yes! You are right! However that needs a thai change in mind setting.
That, we may not expect to happen soon.
Much water will flow down the thai rivers before the coin is falling that a kind of preventive road law enforcement is needed in Thailand.

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petermach | 19 June 2017 - 16:07:15

to decrease this kind of accident it needs not to be laxist in term of repression , the main causes of accidents are drunk driving , considered in many countries as a crime , over speed and mobile phone . So not so complicated to manage only question of will.

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Kurt | 19 June 2017 - 11:49:29

Speed-speed-speed. What a mess on a good dry non slippery road.
Anyway, this speed thing is nothing compared what we may expect in future when that 12 lane express way racing circuit becomes available

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simon01 | 19 June 2017 - 11:13:52

Very sad that those helping were hurt. glad that the passengers are fine too but sorry to say same same everyday. Every road is the same. So many on the road just unable to drive a car, bus or bike. Any other country in the world they will not be allowed on the roads at all. But phuket n one seems to care about road safety.

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