Lt Sunan Petchnoo of the Phuket City Police was notified of an accident on Yaowarat Rd in front of Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket Town at 2:40am this morning (Mar 8).
Lt Sunan, medical staff from Bangkok Hospital Phuket and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a white Honda Civic turned on its side in the middle of the road.
Nearby was a damaged black Isuzu Dmax pickup truck parked at the side of the road.
An injured man was found inside the Honda Civic and it took rescue workers 15 minutes to free him from the car.
The man had minor injuries to his his chin and was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket. He then went to Phuket City Police Station.
Lt Sunan said, “The Isuzu pickup driver, Wittawat Patomnupong, 26, parked his vehicle in front of the Kasikorn Bank Samkong Branch. The Honda driver, Sub Lt Chartchai Puangnuam, 53, of the Phuket Provincial Police was heading from the Samkong Intersection when he crashed into the back of the pick up truck causing his vehicle to overturn.
“Sub Lt Chartchai told us that he fell asleep. At this stage he has charged him with reckless driving causing damage,” Lt Sunan added.