Capt Wiphawan Wattananeangthanong from Phuket City Police confirmed that the 16-year-old male was a second-year student at Phuket Technology College and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
On arriving at the scene this morning, Capt Wiphawan, rescue workers and emergency service staff from Vachira Phuket Hospital found the Songkhla-registered truck parked at the side of the road.
At the rear of the truck was a black-and-white Fino motorcycle and the body of the driver in school uniform lying face down. Police confirmed he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck, Somsong Sutthipruthaithip, was nearby and surrendered himself to the police.
“After initial questioning, Mr Somsong confirmed he was driving towards Thepkrasattri Rd and was aware of the motorcyclist,” said Capt Wiphawan.
“Mr Somsong stated that the motorcycle suddenly lost its balance on the footpath beside the road and collided with the truck which then ran him over,” she added.
Capt Wiphawan confirmed that police took Mr Somsong to Phuket City Police station for further questioning and investigation before any charges can be made.