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Sri Panwa owner ‘Pla Wan’ injured as car hits power pole

Sri Panwa owner ‘Pla Wan’ injured as car hits power pole

PHUKET: Vorasit ‘Pla Wan’ Issara, 40, the owner of the upscale Sri Panwa resort at Cape Panwa on Phuket’s east coast was injured when the car he was driving struck a power pole on Sakdidet Rd in Wichit last night (Mar 14).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 15 March 2021, 10:12AM

Capt Chatri Chuwichian of the Wichit Police and rescue workers were called to the scene, in front of Ao Nam Bor School, at about 7pm.

Mr Vorasit was trapped in the driver’s seat. Kusoldharm rescue workers were forced to use hydraulic ‘jaws of life’ equipment, and took about one hour to free him from the wreck

Mr Vorasit was rushed to Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket Town.

The extent of his injuries have not been reported.

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Capt Chatri explained that at this stage, police are still investigating the cause of the incident and already had the car taken to Wichit Police Station.

From the initial questioning, Capt Chatri explained that Vorasit was driving up towards Phuket Town when the accident happened.

The accident occurred on a curve, where it is believed that Mr Vorasit lost control of his car, leading to the collision, Capt Chatri said.

Unlike usual procedures in single-vehicle road accidents in Phuket, Capt Chatri made no specific mention of whether or not Mr Vorasit was tested for alcohol or whether CCTV footage from the area would be reviewed to determine whether he was speeding at the time of the accident.

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Kurt | 17 March 2021 - 00:56:04

Imagine what could have happened when this mad high speed driving not ended at a power pole in front of a school, but could have hit your kids, hanging outside school with friends that time? Driving faster than you can handle/think is willingness asking for a accident. No feelings for such drivers. Just happy they only hurt themselves and not others. These drivers are the morons.

Capricornball | 15 March 2021 - 21:31:28

Events like this seem to be what every high ranking police looks forward to...having a hi-so mess up on his watch, thus providing the golden opportunity to recoup some of the money he paid to get his position. Right and wrong play no part in this, even if Mr. Hi-so would have killed someone. That just would have made for a better pay day.

ematt | 15 March 2021 - 19:25:42

Fascinated maybe you can't read, but it doesn't say he was not tested. As for the financing behind the resort's development and the current shareholding, you've had a good look at the financial statements? No? Well then maybe you should just fade away and spare us your drivel....

Allen Jakovich | 15 March 2021 - 18:16:37

The man in question is a moron who also finds humour in crash deaths. As per last Friday comments.  I really find it distasteful

Pascale | 15 March 2021 - 15:14:10

"What is wrong with Phuket power poles"  555  A question only one person on here could ask !

Galong | 15 March 2021 - 11:18:46

That's a good road and the conditions were perfect. There was likely no reason to crash. Rich and powerful, so no alcohol test or CCTV footage to see if he was driving recklessly. This sounds a bit like my homeland whereby your bank account dictates your treatment by the law.  

Fascinated | 15 March 2021 - 10:52:29

Of course he won't have been tested- he is 'important' so even if he had been under the influence he wouldn't have been. As for being the 'owner' of the resort at 40 I would suggest its Daddy's money, not his. This will all just fade away.

Kurt | 15 March 2021 - 10:24:40

What is wrong with Phuket power poles?


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