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Pick-up wipes out on Bypass Rd, driver killed

Pick-up wipes out on Bypass Rd, driver killed

PHUKET: The driver of a pick-up truck that lost control and crashed into an electric pole on the Phuket Bypass Road early this morning (Feb 20) has been confirmed dead.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 20 February 2022, 01:30PM

The incident occurred around 12:30am this morning when officers from the Incident Notification Center responded to a 191 call and were joined by volunteers from the Thepkasattri Point Kusoldharm Foundation at the scene opposite the Shell gas station on the north bound section of the Bypass Road in Ratsada Subdistrict.

On arrival at the scene they discovered a silver four-door Isuzu pick-up truck, Phuket registration number Kor-9062, badly damaged at the side of the road; the front of the vehicle had been pratically demolished and there was significant damage all along the right side of the truck.

It appeared that the truck had lost control, veered onto the central road divider and hit an electric street light and a road traffic sign, both of which incurred serious damage.

Inside the vehicle were two men - the passenger, who was badly injured, and the driver who appeared unconscious without a pulse and who was stuck in the truck.


An ambulance from Vachira Phuket Hospital was called and rescue workers used hydraulic equipment to recover the driver’s body.

Emergency CPR was then administered to the stricken driver before he was taken to Vachira Hospital for further treatment. However, medical officials confirmed he later died at the hospital.

The injured man was also taken to Vachira Hospital for treatment and will be questioned by police at a later stage to determine the exact cause of the incident. Police confirmed they will also use local CCTV footage in their investigation efforts.

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agogohome | 22 February 2022 - 19:26:52

@Kurt.  What's a 'lunatic lesser'? 

Kurt | 22 February 2022 - 00:53:56

Pascale, nationality doesn't speak in by you mentioned case. Both were traveling together in same car. And, I did comment on that article. Perhaps not the way you like? Hope that in this dry road speeding case alcohol- and drug test are done during autopsie of this thai driver. Same as with the Belgium driver, according the law as the RTP explained last week.

Pascale | 21 February 2022 - 17:21:13

"We are blessed with 1 lunatic lesser on the road" Nice Kurt,very nice. You are showing your real character again.  I wonder why you kept so quiet last week when a Belgian driver was responsible for the death of a Thai person.

Gregors | 21 February 2022 - 12:43:34

In most countries only a Doctor can pronounce a casualty dead. Ambulance drivers or rescue workers are not qualified. Drs do not usually attend accidents so most casualties are D.O.A at hospital. The nature of the death is recorded. I presume Thailand is the same.

Kurt | 21 February 2022 - 12:37:55

The photos speak for themselve. Excessive speed. Not able to control. Driving faster than he could think/manage. Feel sorry for family that this man didn't think about his love ones when he was driving. We are blessed with 1 lunatic lesser on the road. We are lucky not driving there at same time. Imagine?

Ash Ward | 21 February 2022 - 11:08:09

I agree with maverick, a sad day for the family. But i notice the truck has been modified, a turbo intercooler has been fitted. Maybe power and speed are a factor.

maverick | 21 February 2022 - 09:43:00

Why do people draw conclusions from this report - we have no idea what happened, another driver could have caused the problem, a dog, or tire blow out - get a life people, somebody has lost theirs, very tragic for family. 

Timothy | 21 February 2022 - 08:54:03

Flat straight stretch of road and they still can't manage to control their vehicles. Where I come from we had to drive on snow and ice for six months per year. These idiots can't drive on dry pavement.  

Kurt | 21 February 2022 - 08:45:22

"It appeared that the truck had lost control".  Bad truck!  LOL.  Didn't know that we already have self driving cars on Phuket's roads.

christysweet | 20 February 2022 - 19:06:27

Yes, can we please have clarification on fatality stats? If the person is pronounced dead at the hospital, does it get tallied into overall fatality counts? 

Capricornball | 20 February 2022 - 13:43:18

I would imagine that the cause of the accident was someone driving a truck like an idiot.  And perhaps someone can clarify the rules on fatalities.  Since he died "at the hospital", will this not be considered a "traffic fatality" and thus not be added to the shameful death record? Or will this in fact be added to the shameful road fatality rate?


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