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Three deaths in under 12 hours on Phuket’s roads

PHUKET: Three people died on Phuket’s roads in the space of 12 hours over the weekend, with two deaths occurring where work is being carried out on the Bang Khu underpass.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 19 September 2016, 11:29AM


The first death, that of a Burmese national, happened at 6:30 pm on Saturday (Sept 17) when 31-year-old Mr Kyaw Soe was hit by a pickup truck while crossing Thepkrasattri Rd in Thalang.

Witnesses to the incident told police that Mr Kyaw was running across the road in front of the Naikan Mosque when he was struck by a white Isuzu pickup.

“The man ran across the road and the vehicle could not stop in time to avoid him,” one witness said.

The second and third incidents both happened on Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew close to where work in being carried out on the Bang Khu underpass.

At 2:30am yesterday (Sept 18), Maj Noojaree Longkeaw, an investigator from Phuket City Police Station, received information that a motorbike had smashed into the back of a pickup truck in front of the Krung Thai Bank on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Koh Kaew.

Upon arrival at the scene he found the body of an unidentified woman, believed to be aged between 25 and 30, lying on the ground.

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Maj Noojaree said, “She died instantly after crashing into the back of a pickup truck at high speed. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.”

Two hours later, Capt Suchart Meelampong, another inspector from Phuket City Police Station, received details of another accident, this time on Thepkrasattri Rd southbound in Koh Kaew.

When he arrived at the scene Capt Suchart found a badly damaged motorbike and the body of an unidentified man lying in the road. He believed the man was also aged between and 25 and 30.

Wrapped around the the motorbike’s back wheel, engine and exhaust where cables believed to have been left in the road while pylons are being moved in the area.

Capt Suchart explained that he believed the cables got caught in the wheel and caused the motorbike to crash. However, CCTV footage from the area will be checked to confirm that exact cause.

 

 

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Kurt | 21 September 2016 - 10:15:49

ematt:  yes, but why is this developing country with so many good laws ( on paper) not enforcing these laws?
Why is the 'developing' of centuries old Thailand going so slow compared with Singapore ? ( just about 50 years only)

I not talking about way of living, culture, etc. 
Just about enforcement of existing thai laws.

One can not keep hanging in always saying ..we are a developi...

ematt | 20 September 2016 - 23:40:59

Simon and Seaturtle: What country do you think this is? Did you think when you moved here that it would be like the US, or Europe, or Australia? Have you ever lived in a developing country before?  Do you even know what that means? 

Kurt | 20 September 2016 - 12:57:41

Simon01, I agree with you.
Your comment/suggestion in a way reflects what is usual/normal in Singapore.
Singapore , one of the safest countries in the world on the road.
Thailand the unsafest country on the road, oh sorry, Libya is the unsafest ( but that is a country at war). 
Thailand nr 2 unsafest.

Joe12 | 20 September 2016 - 00:47:02

simon01...me thinks you been taking too much yaba. Cut down a bit.

Pauly44 | 19 September 2016 - 20:03:38

Never gonna happen, carnage will never stop as laws are never followed or enforced, world\'s worst drivers!

Seaturtle55 | 19 September 2016 - 18:33:04

@simon01     No, I agree that it should not mean "have police on a street corner taking 300 baht from a tourist for no helmet" They should be "on a street corner taking 2000 baht!! from......no helmet" (a good read on failure to wear helmets can be found at http://www.thebigchilli.com/features/how-many-more-lives-will-be-wasted-by-motorcyclists-who-refuse-to-weara-crash-helmet ...

simon01 | 19 September 2016 - 11:52:58

How is Phuket image ever going to improve until someone actually gets their thumb out and sorts the roads out. This does not mean have police on a street corner taking 300baht from a tourist for no helmet. It means making the roads safe. Speed cameras, arresting and banning ALL dangerous drivers. Anyone speeding 10,000 fine for first offence. Dangerous driving automatic a months ban. Driving with ...

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