Capt Tianchai Kobkua, a 56-year-old deputy inspector at Thalang Police Station, succumbed to brain injuries sustained in the accident, having undergone emergency brain surgery at Vachira Phuket Hospital.
The incident occurred around 7:30am on Mar 3 at a U-turn point near the Housing Village on the northbound section of the busy road in Srisoonthorn when a motorcycle being ridden by the police officer collided with an Isuzu pickup truck.
Upon receiving notification of the incident, rescue workers and police rushed to the scene where they discovered Mr Tianchai lying on the road unconscious. The emergency workers administered urgent first aid before rushing the injured man to Thalang Hospital.
Following initial diagnosis there from a resident doctor, it was determined Mr Tianchai needed to be transferred to Vachira Hospital Phuket as he needed to undergo emergency brain surgery to treat his injuries.
Despite their valiant efforts, doctors were unable to save Mr Tianchai and he was confirmed officially deceased yesterday, with Col Pisit Chuenpetch, Superintendent of Thalang Police Station, announcing the news publicly this morning.
Mr Tianchai’s body was transferred from the hospital to Wat Srisoonthorn around 8am this morning where a funeral service was held at 3pm today.
Police did not confirm details on the pickup involved in the crash and whether the driver stands to face any form of official charges, nor did they reveal whether investigations into the case are ongoing.
christysweet | 10 March 2023 - 11:13:30