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.
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.