FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket Super Cheap delivery truck in heavy rear-end collision

PHUKET: A man was pinned inside a Super Cheap delivery truck when it rammed into the back of a construction supplies truck about to make a U-turn on Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew earlier today (Mar 26).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 26 March 2018, 06:03PM

Phuket City Police was notified of the accident at 11:50am, while the blocked road caused traffic tailbacks that stretched for several kilometres.

Kusoldharm rescue workers along with medical staff from Mission Hospital Phuket soon arrived at the scene, on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound before the Kaimook Sapam pearl shop in Moo 1, Koh Kaew.

A six-wheeled Hino truck of the Koh Kaew Chai Steel company carrying light steel beams was in the middle of the road.

Behind the Hino truck was a Super Cheap delivery vehicle, still carrying a comprehensive range of products, with its front end destroyed.

About 30 of the steel beams had spilled onto the road

Inside the Isuzu truck was an injured Myanmar man who was identified only as “Mr Palad”, 30. He was crying in pain still pinned inside the vehicle with his left leg broken.

QSI International School Phuket

Rescue workers freed Mr Palad and sped him to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

Maj Akkaradet Pongprom of the Phuket City Police later arrived at the scene.

“We were told that the driver of the Hino truck, ‘Mr Eak’ (age given as about 50), was delivering the steel beams,” Maj Akkaradet said.

“He went to make a U-turn when an Isuzu pickup truck, driven by a Myanmar man, Mr ‘Peet’, heading from Phuket Town at speed, collided into the back of the Hino truck.

“Steel beams from the Hino truck jammed into the front of the Isuzu truck and spilled onto the ground. Mr Peet and his passenger sustained minor injuries,” Maj Akkaradet explained.

Police were continuing their investigation into who may be deemed at fault for the accident, Maj Akkaradet added.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Rich 44 | 26 March 2018 - 20:54:56

I wish people would drive more carefully.
The life you save could be your own....or any of us. 

Kurt | 26 March 2018 - 19:14:08

A lovely just thai complicated accident.
Guess steel beams were not secured. 
At the end, nothing comes out of it.
Perhaps a 1 insurance refuse to pay out. End of story.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Ugandan females arrested on Bangla Rd for Phuket overstays

Of course they stay longer, RTP hardly ever do their job, most people can see these people working i...(Read More)

Foreign media’s Wild Boar interviews come under fire

It's interesting to see a "psychologist" touting the same societal hang-ups we see her...(Read More)

Live grenade found dumped in roadside rubbish

Anyone surprised? On Phuket, 'We' dump everything at road side. The big question is, how is...(Read More)

Foreign media’s Wild Boar interviews come under fire

"These foreign journalists should be reprimanded" rubbish, no laws have been broken, Thai ...(Read More)

Phuket Governor leads beach cleanup ahead of HM King Birthday

Ah, the 'Clean-Governor' in action again with his prime task on Phuket. Volunteering under r...(Read More)

Phuket-bound bus passenger arrested with almost 20,000 ‘ya bah’ pills

Do they count all the pills, or goes it by kg? Are admirals and generals now doing road block jobs ...(Read More)

Foreign media’s Wild Boar interviews come under fire

Conventions on Children Rights? Thailand never signed any convention of human rights. And,..about ...(Read More)

Ugandan females arrested on Bangla Rd for Phuket overstays

..."They arrive as if on a vacation, but stay longer"... The understatement of the day....(Read More)

Phuket police refuse to confirm or deny bail for Phoenix boat owner

The charges are not alleged, but established facts. And under law, all are innocent until proven gu...(Read More)

Phuket search launched for jet-ski rider missing in storm

If true he can not swim and was not using a life jacket, then it is entirely this man's own faul...(Read More)