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Slippery road blamed for Phuket underpass crash

PHUKET: The driver of a concrete mixer lorry that crashed in the Darasamut Underpass this afternoon has blamed the accident on a slippery road.

By Sirapisit Bunchoocheep

Monday 2 July 2018, 04:39PM

However, police have charged the unnamed driver with reckless driving causing damage to government property.

Speaking to The Phuket News today (July 2), Lt Col Narong Muangdueng of the Wichit Police said he was informed of the accident at 1:40pm.

“A concrete mixer lorry hit the central concrete barrier of the Darasamut Underpass just prior to me being notified. The driver put the blame on the road being slippery following rain,” Lt Col Narong said.

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“The mixer lorry bounced off the central barrier causing it to collide with two vehicles in the other lane. One person sustained minor injuries.

“The driver of the mixer lorry has been charged with reckless driving causing damage to government property,” he added.



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CaptainJack69 | 03 July 2018 - 12:16:25

What, no lamp post to blame?

And why only charged with damage to government property if 2 private cars were also damaged? Should be another charge there. And was he breathalyzed? Is CCTV being checked? that underpass does have it.

No no, just one nonsense, no consequence charge and he's on his selfish dangerous way once again.

Kurt | 03 July 2018 - 11:20:56

Thai police on phuket are sloppy. Just put up their hand to stop a tourist to 'milk' is already hard work to them. Just local bulb life.

Concernd | 03 July 2018 - 07:26:24

Seeing some of them often drive like crazy, assuming they never heard about aquaplaning and if they know about aquaplaning they just ignoring it “Mai pen rai”.PS No wonder
As long there egoistic reckless traffic rules ignoring motorists on the road 
There will be chaos and traffic jams.

Wilma | 02 July 2018 - 21:49:01

Why only charge with reckless driving, why not speeding, there are many CCTV that will show the speed was over 50 kph limit. Did the police checked the tires of the truck, if there was slicks or had legal wheel pattern ?

KurtTi | 02 July 2018 - 18:44:39

Same excuses all the time.Did they test him for alcohol,drugs?

BenPendejo | 02 July 2018 - 16:54:37

Why no picture of the moron pointing at the wet concrete that caused the accident.  This clown just proved that he does not have the necessary skills to control a cement truck, and he should be out of a job.  These cement truck drivers are some of the most dangerous on the roads...complete fools with no concern for the safety of anyone or anything.

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