The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Thai tour guide killed, Britons hurt in van crash

RAYONG: A Thai tour guide died and four members of a British family were slightly injured after their passenger van crashed on a canal bridge and plunged into the water on Wednesday (Aug 3).

transport, tourism, accidents, death,


Bangkok Post

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 08:28PM


The accident occurred at Khlong Yai Bridge on Road No. 36 in Tambon Choeng Noen, Muang district, at about 2pm, said Pol Capt Pichet Ingchaipoom of the Muang Rayong Police.

A Bangkok-registered Toyota Commuter driven by Arkom Kumkainam, 47, was carrying four British tourists and a woman tour guide, Kanokrat Chaicharoensawat, 44, when it skidded off the road, fell from the bridge and plummeted into the canal below.

Kanokrat, a Bangkok native, was found dead in the front seat when rescue workers arrived at the scene. Mr Arkom was badly hurt when he was rescued from the water and sent to Sri Rayong hospital. The four tourists – Richard Dixon, 54, his wife Carla, 41, daughter Sara, 18, and six-year-old son Elliott – were taken to Rayong hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is not known yet. Police later took Mr Dixon to Muang Rayong police station to try to find out more about the incident.

C and C Marine

The van was taking the visitors from Koh Samet to Bangkok.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Saz | 18 December 2016 - 21:52:28

The driver died in the hospital.

The Phuket News

samhayman | 20 August 2016 - 13:25:57

Sounds like another case of reckless driving causing death. Wonder what the penalty will be for the driver? Anyone know?

I just don't think there's any real deterrent at the moment that will make drivers think twice about the responsibility they have when driving on public roads and when driving vans or cars with tourists inside.

I keep seeing vans driving like crazy everyday within Phuket and speeding at up to what seems like 160km hr on the open roads. 

It's like these van drivers think they're mafia and exempt from the road rules.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 07 August 2016 - 14:52:36

Joe 12 again, with his fast reading.
The driver is alive.
The lady tour guide did die. 
Again Joe12 with his funny silly comments.


The Phuket News

Ed Sanders | 07 August 2016 - 11:20:52

More death and carnage at the hands of another retarded and incompetent van driver.  It will never stop, and no Thai officials seem concerned about it.  Just dumbfounding negligence at all levels.

The Phuket News

Joe12 | 06 August 2016 - 21:06:26

Kurt...the man has died. Leave him rest in peace. Just keep your silly comments to yourself.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 04 August 2016 - 09:08:44

On Photo we see the bridge has a fence which looks undamaged.
How this driver did fly over that fence?
Checked on driving license, drugs & alcohol test?

The Phuket News
Matches 6 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Chinese tourists rescued from dangerous Phuket surf

If it's not the tour buses, it's the ocean. Phuket seems to be a killing field for Chinese tourists....(Read More)


Patong residents plea against forced evictions for B6bn tunnel

I am surprised by reading about EXAT's Land Division officials statement. The poison is in the tale. EXAT just state that it will pay landowner...(Read More)


Going Down: Businesses on Phuket’s famed Bangla Rd suffer as clientele dries up

Phuket has lost it's Good Tourists !Especially Individual Tourists and small Groups of family or friends. NOW Phuket shot itself in the foot wit...(Read More)


Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill

Was this a spiritual medium happening about 50 years ago? A article about how people felt and believed at that time? By the way, Patong Hill is sa...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

Also condolences to family dead motorbikers. If a motorbiker not drive according the thai traffic laws, meaning, wearing a helmet, obey speed signs, ...(Read More)


Login game premier league competition

Hi, Is it only me or have you not included the Man City result from monday night ....(Read More)


Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill

They should ask that poor lady with the house at the bottom of the hill to put up a big shrine to the Chinese gods in her front yard. We'll see ju...(Read More)


Going Down: Businesses on Phuket’s famed Bangla Rd suffer as clientele dries up

I don't go to Patong, i went once when i came her 5 years ago, but because of the greedy mindset of the Thias who want to cream as much money as t...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

Firstly, sincere condolences to the dead motorcyclist's family & friends. Too bad he was not wearing a helmet which is Thai Law. It may hav...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

I would recommend to leave a.s.a.p. Horst...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.