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Phuket motorcyclist leg broken in collision with pickup

Phuket motorcyclist leg broken in collision with pickup

PHUKET: Police cannot yet confirm whether any charges will be pressed against a motorist who knocked down a motorcyclist in Rassada yesterday night leaving him with a broken leg.

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By Yutthawat Lekmak

Thursday 2 March 2017, 04:15PM


Rescue qworkers treat the unnamed man at the scene of the accident. Photo: Phuket Rescue Team

Rescue qworkers treat the unnamed man at the scene of the accident. Photo: Phuket Rescue Team

Col Lt Sakchai Chanyong from the Phuket City Police was notified of an accident on Soi Songkhla in Rassada at 11:30pm yesterday (Mar 1).

Police arrived at the scene with rescue workers to find a motorcyclist lying at the side of the road with a broken leg. Nearby were a damaged black Yamaha M-Slaz and silver Toyota Hilux pickup truck.

The unnamed driver of the motorbike was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

Col Lt Sakchai confirmed that both vehicles had insurance coverage but was unable to comment when asked if the driver of the pickup would face charges or if he was tested for drink and drugs. 

 

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ematt | 03 March 2017 - 18:11:34

"USA...automatically test for drugs and alcohol after any collision." 
Not true. It is discretionary, not automatic.  The police can order it only if they suspect drug or alcohol involvement. Same as here.

Kurt | 03 March 2017 - 12:35:07

In many European countries when you with car/motorbike/bicycle involved in traffic accident, YOU ask yourself the police for a free alcohol test.
If you have damage to claim with your insurance, you are obligated to produce a alcohol test report.
Also the insurance of the opponent accident party can require a copy of your alcohol test, as they will try to claim the damage on you if they think yo...

malczx7r | 03 March 2017 - 12:30:27

eagle, they do in the UK, all the time, which country are you from that they don't do drug and alcohol tests after an accident? 

CaptainJack69 | 03 March 2017 - 12:02:30

@Rori: Same goes for the UK and the USA. Both automatically test for drugs and alcohol after any collision.

@Kurt: Salengs are illegally modified motorbikes. As such any insurance they have would be void. They are required to pay for basic government insurance to renew their tax each year (if they bother with tax) but that is also void.

What's amazing is that the police are so keen to ch...

Kurt | 03 March 2017 - 11:43:12

Thailand is the worse country in the world when it comes to driving skills and road accidents.
Thailand even has several times a year, as they call it, a 7 days of road danger week.
During these periods the number of people catched driving under influence are astonishing. Hundreds of death, and more wounded.
It is only in Thailand were professional drivers (busses, minivans, taxis) are falling ...

Rorii | 03 March 2017 - 11:32:40

Eagle,I do not know about every country, but they certainly get checked in Australia, I would be surprised if many other coutries don't do the the same. You really must live in a very sheltered life. 

Kurt | 02 March 2017 - 21:27:45

When, when, when it becomes on Phuket a police standard procedure to check involved on drugs and alcohol?

I not understand either why vehicle insurances not demand that.
If their insured person was under influence of drugs/alcohol they only have to pay out for the innocent opponent, and not for the drugs/alcohol person in their portfolio insurance.
Saves all of us a lot of insurance premium.
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