Lt Col Chana Suthimas from Phuket City Police arrived to the scene of the accident, outside the Keehin showroom on Chalerm Prakiet Rd southbound, at 9pm to find the body of a middle aged man lying in the road with a serious head injury.
Kusoldharm rescue workers were ministering first aid to the injured victim when police arrived prior to transferring him to Vachira Hospital.
On the road close to the body was a wrecked Honda Scoopy and about 200 metres away was a water delivery truck with its engine still running. The writing on the side of the truck said Italian-Thai Development Co Ltd.
Lt Col Chana said, “We have yet to confirm the name of the victims, rescue workers said they found no identification on them.
“We did not see the driver anywhere, but inside the truck we found an employee’s identification card for a Samran Chanputh. We not sure if he was driving at the time of accident but will bring him in for questioning.
“Local residents said that two men were on a bike heading south and the truck was driving close behind before hitting them. The driver of the motorbike lost control and crashed. The truck driver stopped the truck and left it there,” he said.
“We need to find this hit and run driver and bring him in for questioning so we can charge him with reckless driving causing death and injury,” Lt Col Chana added.