Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Driver safe after fully loaded water truck crashes on Karon Hill

Driver safe after fully loaded water truck crashes on Karon Hill

PHUKET: A 60-year-old water truck driver escaped serious injury when his 12-wheeled lorry came to a crashing halt in a ditch while on Karon Hill this morning (Dec 4).

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 05:06PM

The truck skidded out of control and slammed into the ditch near the top of the hill, on the road between Chalong Circle and Karon, at about 7am, explained Capt Channarong Prakongkue of the Karon Police.

No other vehicles were involve in the accident and the driver escaped with only minor injuries, he said.

Capt Channarong confirmed that the driver, who he was unable to name at the time The Phuket News called him, was taken to hospital for treatment.

He also confirmed that the driver was not drunk, but said that he had yet to learn fully what had caused the accident.

La Boucherie

“The driver said he was delivering a full load of water to a hotel in Karon when he lost control of the truck, leading to the accident,” he said.

The truck hit and broke a power pole while landing in the ditch, he added.

The truck was emptied of water before being removed from the scene.

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.


GregoryJCS | 06 December 2019 - 09:07:43

Let me guess, the usual excuses; Brakes failed? Fell asleep at the wheel? Or was it the weather's fault for a change.

Kurt | 06 December 2019 - 08:39:10

Many water truck drivers not realise the dramatic difference between 'full' and 'empty' driving characteristics of the truck. They always drive the same way, ignoring the load.

Island Man | 05 December 2019 - 06:07:42

...and caused a five hour power outrage from 5-10 PM while workers repaired the damage done by the accident. 

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket health chief issues advisory over haze, air quality

Phuket Provincial health Office Chief: full ahead with even Mask 95 advice for that PM2.5 stuff. S...(Read More)

Freedom Beach vendors arrested

If you count the number of thai top Officials, a so here called 'high-powered' delegation, a...(Read More)

Freedom Beach vendors arrested

They'll be back. I've lost count of the number of times 'action' has been taken agai...(Read More)

‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

So yesterday we read that the water problems are solved. Today they are talking about using water fr...(Read More)

‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

Finally a Official who lays the Phuket 'water cards' on the table. Now the Governors have to...(Read More)

Slew of brown seaweed washes ashore Patong Beach

There is no seaweed in Pak Bang Canal. It can come from way out at sea or as Dek suggested Tri Tran...(Read More)

Phuket PWA receives B406.9mn for projects to solve water problems

Dont worry,according to K there is only 2 weeks of water remaining before everyone dies. ...(Read More)

‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

And YET, the sprinklers are going in the middle of the day at Suan Luang Park and the golf course ne...(Read More)