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Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

PHUKET: A Phuket rubbish collector died in the early hours of this morning when he was hit by a car on Thapkasattri Rd in Muang Mai with the impact of the crash tearing his body apart.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 11:08AM


A rescue worker inspects the damaged Phuket-registered Mercedes-Benz C250. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

A rescue worker inspects the damaged Phuket-registered Mercedes-Benz C250. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Capt Warawud Sansop of the Thalang Police was notified of an accident on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Muang Mai at 4:45am today (Oct 10). The accident happened opposite the PTT petrol station.

Capt Warawud arrived at the scene to find a black Phuket-registered Mercedes-Benz C250 parked at the side of the road.

The driver of the Mercedes, British national Paul John Mercer, age not reported, had sustained injuries so was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

Officers were also to request that hospital staff check the alcohol level Mr Mercer’s blood.

Near the vehicle police found body parts spread across the area.

A worker from the PTT petrol station who witnessed the accident said that the deceased was a man who always collected sellable rubbish from the area.

At the time of the accident he was collecting plastic bottles from the side of the road when the car crashed into him and dragged him about 40 metres before coming to a stop.

Police are currently investigating the incident further.

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Rorri_2 | 16 October 2018 - 16:11:25

"still doesn't make any sense" and therefore lies the problem, you just don't, can't, unwilling etc to understand.

Jor12 | 16 October 2018 - 12:43:51

yep done that...still doesn't make any sense. It's like reading a 5 year old's message.

Christy Sweet | 15 October 2018 - 14:32:16

Scandinavian countries are a good example, the rate of fantasy belief low, hence safety is high.   Is not religion one of Thailand's proud pillars of...er, inculcation? Hence, abysmal safety. 

Kurt | 15 October 2018 - 12:32:10

Jor12, re-read the article and your own comment again first, than mine. Than it will make sense.  It is very specific.
If still not clear, sorry, then I can't help you.

Jor12 | 14 October 2018 - 21:26:53

k...you have to be more specific with your comment as it makes no sense.

Kurt | 14 October 2018 - 11:44:13

In every culture are people with different religions and people without religion, agnostic and atheistic people as well.
So, culture can not be labeled as a 'belief of the afterlife'.  Money can be spend on educating people to wear light coloured clothes and or light reflecting vests on poor illuminated roads.
Car damaged right side, was collector at side of the road?

Timothy | 14 October 2018 - 08:54:10

Jor made a good point. The impact was on the right side of the car. So either the poor victim was crossing the road or the driver and car was. This guy has plenty of money. Surely he could afford a taxi when going out. Driving home at 4:45 am. Fairly safe to say he was probably having a few drinks. 

Jor12 | 13 October 2018 - 11:33:54

Every culture has a belief of the afterlife, therefore based on your corollary, all life is cheap. How is money spent on education going to save a man walking on the side of the road being hit (on the right hand side of the car) by a British national driving a Mercedes?

Christy Sweet | 12 October 2018 - 17:45:19

Life is cheap in a cultures that promote fantasies about assorted  afterlives. Safety is not a priority when public monies are spent in graft and not education.

DeKaaskopp | 12 October 2018 - 11:28:44

Another tragedy on Phuket's streets. Wondering why there are no other comments? Very unusual.

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