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Phuket hotel worker injured after falling asleep at the wheel

PHUKET: A Phuket hotel worker suffered minor injuries this morning after he fell asleep at the wheel causing him to crash into a roadside restaurant before coming to rest in a roadside ditch. Four passengers in the car escaped uninjured.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 2 March 2018, 12:46PM

Capt Natthee Phichitchainimet of the Thalang Police was notified of an accident on Thepkrasattri Rd at 5.30am this morning (Mar 2).

Upon a arrival at the scene police and rescue workers found broken tables and chairs belonging to the Makamdeekuai Restaurant and a damaged Honda Wave motorbike lying in the road.

Nearby was a Phuket-registered Ford Fiesta in a ditch.


The driver of the vehicle, Krisana Leupramoun 32, who had suffered minor injuries, told police that he was driving home to Phuket Town from his shift at a hotel in Mai Khao when he fell asleep at the wheel causing the accident.

Krisana was taken to Thalang Police Station for further questioning.



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Fascinated | 02 March 2018 - 18:51:48

.....but for some reason he is allowed to comment ad nauseum Dekasskop. Repeated emails to the Ed on this subject have received no reply. I think he must be the sauvant brother !

DeKaaskopp | 02 March 2018 - 17:03:07

Professional Thai hotel driver? Tourist passenger? Can't find anything mentioned above in the article! Someone is fantasizing again and therefore the whole comment nonsense!

Kurt | 02 March 2018 - 14:59:35

Distances are short on Phuket
The roads are so busy, it needs your full attention all the time
How can a professional(?)thai hotel driver from 'full attention' during his drive fall asleep with tourist passengers on board?
This is very scary, bad for Phuket tourist transport sector
This needs some Provincial 'ordering' to stop 'falling asleep' of tourist  transport driv...

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