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Phuket ice truck overturns after brake failure

Phuket ice truck overturns after brake failure

PHUKET: The driver of an ice truck and his passenger sustained minor injuries today when their vehicle’s brakes failed while going up a hill in Chalong causing it to roll backwards, overturn and collide with a wall.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 30 March 2018, 03:06PM


Chalong Municipality council member Suppawattakan Kunnaluck was notified of an accident at Soi Sai Nam Yen on Chao Fa West Rd in Moo 6 Chalong from a local resident at about 9:30am today (Mar 30).

Mr Suppawattakan arrived at the scene, a curve on a hill on Soi Sai Nam Yen, to find a six-wheeled ice truck emblazoned with “Happy Cystal Co Ltdturned over in the middle of the road. Its rear-end had impacted a wall.

The driver, named only as ‘Sang’, age not provided, and his friend who was a passenger had sustained minor injuries.

Mr Sang told Mr Suppawattakan that he was driving the truck which was full of ice to cross over the hill. When he arrived at the scene, he tried to change gear but failed. He tried to stop the truck to change a gear but the brakes did not work which caused the truck to go backwards.

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He decided to manoeuvre the vehicle to avoid a collision with a power pole but the truck turned over and collided with the wall.

Luckily there was no other vehicles in the area at that time.

The ice company was called to move the truck and the vehicle insurance company was contacted.

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Pauly44 | 30 March 2018 - 19:53:04

Because they aren't accountable,  any lame, B.S excuse will do. It's actually becoming less newsworthy as it happens so often, imbeciles.

Discover Thainess | 30 March 2018 - 17:58:40

“Brakes failed” on the way UP a hill, that’s the best excuse ever ! 

No one believes this nonsense, so why do they spout it?

Kurt | 30 March 2018 - 16:33:30

Drugs-, urine-, eye sight and driving license test for driver.
Technical test for truck. Date last service?

BenPendejo | 30 March 2018 - 15:11:36

Another untrained idiot behind the wheel of a poorly maintained piece of s#!* truck.  Will there ever be something done??? or is this simply a method to trim down populations?  Every damn day...yes...every damn day....and still nothing out of these worthless unprofessional officials.

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