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Phuket van collision kills motorbike rider

PHUKET: The driver of a passenger van registered in Phang Nga is facing a charge of reckless driving causing death after the van he was driving collided with a motorbike on Wiset Rd in Rawai early this morning (April 28).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 28 April 2018, 06:03PM

Local residents reportedly prevented the van driver from leaving the scene.Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Local residents reportedly prevented the van driver from leaving the scene.Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police were called to the scene, near the entrance to Soi Suksan at Baan Bangkontee, at 7:20am.

The van, emblazoned with the transport trading name “Prasan Paedinphol”, was still in the middle of the road.

About 30 metres from the van was the motorbike and the body of Wirat Leow-rungrote, 35, a resident of Phuket Town

Police identified the van driver as Thanapat Saengrat, 36, a resident of Sakoo, Thalang, near Phuket International Airport.

Witnesses told police that Mr Wirat had exited the street from Baan Bangtee onto Wiset Rd and was struck by the van travelling north at speed.

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Witnesses also reported that they had to prevent Thanapt from leaving the scene after he learned that Mr Wirat was dead.

Police noted that they have yet to confirm the details of the accident independently and were continuing their investigation






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Jor12 | 29 April 2018 - 16:35:32

Somewhat premature when you don't have the relevant facts. 

Kurt | 29 April 2018 - 12:43:38

It still has to be decided who broke the law

Mini Vans drive fast,ignore speed advices, it is all just money-money, and with no RTP law enforcement towards Mini vans, often driven by police officers in their free time, what can you expect?
Motorbikes drive out of site sois to the left without looking what is coming from the right
Here we have a mixture of thai 'culture' on the road

Fascinated | 28 April 2018 - 21:43:11

So that will be a B500 fine then? Time to get serious about breaking the law.

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