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Phuket trucker drives into cables, brings down pylons, injures motorbike rider

Phuket trucker drives into cables, brings down pylons, injures motorbike rider

PHUKET: The driver of a motorbike was injured by a falling pylon this morning (Feb 25) when the driver of a 10-wheel truck attempted to drive the truck under low hanging cables and brought down five pylons in the process.


By Darawan Naknakhon

Thursday 25 February 2016, 12:54PM


Lt Ronaphomi Permpoon from Phuket City Police was call to investigate the incident on Palien Rd in Talad Yai at 6:45am. It was reported that the driver of a motorbike had sustained injuries as a result of one of the pylons falling on him.

Police arrived at the scene together with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the 10-wheeler belonging to Chokpanuchit Co parked in the road with a large number of tangled cables caught on its roof.

“Along the road five pylons had been damaged, and under one pylon was a wrecked Honda Dream. The motorbike driver was thrown from the bike and landed next to a wall. Rescue workers had already took him to hospital by the time we arrived, ” said Lt Ronaphomi.

The truck driver, 48-year-old Nopparat Ayuttaya, told police that was coming back from Bangkok heading to his company in Rassada.

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“Whilst I was driving some cables suddenly fell down. I did not see them and drove into them which caused the pylons to fall,” he said.

Lt Ronaphomi added, “Electricity Authority officials were notified about the incident and will fix everything and install new pylons.”

Police have said Nopparat is likely to be charged with reckless driving causing injury and damage to property after they have gathered all information and questioned the driver of the motorbike. His truck has also been seized.

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Joe12 | 01 March 2016 - 17:27:52

Richard, nope ...just common sense really.  I don't condemn a man for no reason and without proper consideration of the "Facts". All you're doing is "betting" which is what you do most of time in your posts.

Richard Vickers | 28 February 2016 - 19:03:13

Displaying more of your greenhorn western logic Joey. Maurice asks a valid question..."How can you get a license to drive a truck when you are so stupid". The reality Joey, is that the majority of drivers here have never had any kind of driving instruction...NONE.  They simply buy a license the same way as my Thai wife and all of her friends and family members did.  You speak like some p...

Joe12 | 28 February 2016 - 14:52:02

Another scathing comment about an individual by Richard and now Maurice, without proper consideration.
 
You will note that Police were called at 6.45am. As there is no statement of what time the accident actually occurred, but it is safe to assume the accident occurred sometime before 6.45am. 

Official sunrise for 25 February 2016 was 6.36am. Therefore, driving conditions would be such that ...

jogi | 27 February 2016 - 12:05:58

not the fault of the electrical dept.??? was there a restricted hight for vehicle's on that road.??? don't think so. it is just more easy to make tea-money and extort cash   from a driver then from a  government dept. how low can hang electrical cable's in Thailand??? low as a pickup, a sports car, a toddler??? the photo show clearly the cable got caught by the top of the truck, he had...

Richard Vickers | 26 February 2016 - 11:10:40

Complete idiot...no common sense whatsoever. And you have to love the standard Thai "not my fault" response..."Whilst I was driving some cables suddenly fell down. I did not see them and drove into them which caused the pylons to fall,”. How does he know they suddenly fell if he couldn't see them? He's just another uneducated lying moron that takes absolutely no responsibi...

Seaturtle55 | 25 February 2016 - 19:36:09

Again, as in the case of the deceased driver of the bus on Patong Hill, we see a driver being assigned blame for something which, on the face of it, appears to possibly be the responsibility of large company..in this case, whatever one is responsible for the erection and maintenance of electric wires.  The driver in the other case couldn't speak for himself, but apparently passengers did speak...

maurice de coster | 25 February 2016 - 18:17:08

Brillant! How can you get a licence to drive a truck when you are so stupid

 

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