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Phuket hit and run driver leaves one man dead, another injured

Phuket hit and run driver leaves one man dead, another injured

PHUKET: Police are currently searching for a hit and run truck driver who left one man for dead and another injured on bypass road last night (Feb 24). The driver had fled the scene by the time police arrived leaving the truck behind.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 25 February 2016, 03:51PM

The truck driver left one man for dead and another injured on Bypass road.

The truck driver left one man for dead and another injured on Bypass road.

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.   

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Joe12 | 12 March 2016 - 01:29:38

Rorii... your quote .."as that is what this story is about."

Rorii | 11 March 2016 - 16:50:36

Joe12, your reply shows how strange you are, do you suffer from a mental condition, no where did I mention ANYTHING about drugs, or alcohol, it seems you make these things up, hoping others might believe you, time for you to seek help.

Joe12 | 10 March 2016 - 18:49:11

Kurt... what's the matter with you people?. Can't you read properly or is your comrehension that bad? "Lt Col Chana Suthimas of Phuket City Police told The Phuket News today (Mar1), “The driver of the water truck was not at the scene when we arrived, but we were told later that night that he helped rescue workers transport the victims to hospital". That is not a "hit and r...

Kurt | 10 March 2016 - 11:05:01

Rorii,...  We both red this article correct. 
According to  Police it was a hit and run thing witnessed by people who saw the accident and declared that the water truck driver was driving to close behind the motorbike before hitting it!
Obviously the water truck driver was not in normal condition to drive the water truck.. His running away proved that.

Do you drive your car to close behind a ...

Joe12 | 09 March 2016 - 21:07:46

Rorii... like I keep telling you it has already been sited, together with the executive summary and conclusions. If you can't find it that is not my problem. In the interests of balance I have never failed to provide references which is contrary to what you say and as a result you arrive at illogical conclusions. Therefore your childish comments are of no concern to me. 

As an example you s...

Rorii | 08 March 2016 - 15:59:19

Joe12, it's pretty obvious, too everyone,  I can assure you, if I am wrong, there would be many telling me so. I only ask for your reference; oh, I only used the US as an example, I did check a few other countries, none come close to your 51%. 
reference definition: the use of a source of information in order to ascertain something.

You have failed on a few occasions to do this, you only s...

Joe12 | 07 March 2016 - 20:40:26 I say check...check properly. Check my posts you'll find it. Check other countries as well, before you start mouthing off. I'd be pleased to find research that mostly attributes drink/drugs as being a factor in "hit and run" accidents as Kurt states. 

Rorii | 07 March 2016 - 17:31:23

Joe12, I did, before posting, e.g. US is only 11%,LA, a city, was the closest to your figures at 50%, but this is not a national average, so straight away, it shoots your stats down, either I am blind, or you are full of BS, there is NO link/reference in your comment. I might ride a camel, or donkey, but you appear to be one. Now, show some sense and give stats for Thailand.

Joe12 | 07 March 2016 - 15:43:19

Rorii...nah...look harder it's easy to find. I've already given the reference. Just pick any country and look. The stats will all be the same... unless u ride a camel or donkey.

Rorii | 07 March 2016 - 12:46:18

Joe12, can you tell us where you get your 51% from, I'm having trouble finding any, and please any stats specific to Thailand, as that is what this story is about.

Joe12 | 06 March 2016 - 15:03:34

I dont know that the fuss is all about. All countries recognise "hit and run" drivers as being a very serious crime and legislated against accordingly.

Kurt...I dont know where you get your information that "hit and run" drivers mostly under the influence of drink or drugs. Research has shown that in 51% of "hit and run" cases, the driver is unlicensed.  

Kurt | 26 February 2016 - 19:19:49

Hit and run drivers are mostly under influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
By running away and report 2 days later at a police station clears them at least of being charged for alcohol use.

rawaiozman | 26 February 2016 - 12:32:07

When will thailand enact a law that for anyone who 'flees the scene of an accident' to be heavily fined and/or imprisoned. 

skip | 26 February 2016 - 12:24:40

simple, fingerprint the steering wheel. there is no denying that.then he will " CONFESS " and get a hugely reduced sentence.intelligence of a peanut leaving all off his identification there. in my opinion it is an admission of being guilty of alcohol or substance abuse at the time of the amazes me how many drivers do a runner. the penalty for doing a runner should be 5 years ...


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