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Tourist injured in ATV accident

PHUKET: A woman tourist from Saudi Arabia was injured when the ATV she was in struck a power pole in a small street in Chalong yesterday (Sept 18).

By The Phuket News

Monday 19 September 2022, 09:22AM

The woman, 43, was one of four tourists, including a child, riding in the ATV when the accident happened opposite Tiger Park in Soi Yodsane 1, heading into the Khao Nakkerd hills, reported Chalong Municipality.

Rescue workers from the Ruamjai Kupai Rescue Foundation, based in Chalong, recovered the woman from the ATV and transported her to Chalong Hospital for treatment of chest pains sustained in the collision.

No other injuries were reported.

Chalong Mayor Thanaporn Ongsantiphap in a notice posted yesterday urged people to exercise care and caution while operating any type of vehicle.

“If you have suffered or encounter problems in the area, you can contact the Chalong Municipality,” she said.

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Kurt | 20 September 2022 - 08:58:05

Poolie talks 'around' reality. 1: If? If?, What if not driving slowly? :2 Learning driving, sitting alone on such a machine for first time in life, on a public road without driving license for it? 3: Things have no registration plate, according the Thai law not allowed on the road. All this has nothing to do with "blaming Thai". It are facts.

Kurt | 19 September 2022 - 20:36:02

Well, as everyone seems to be allowed to drive deadly ATV machine for 'the first time without license/training course, or any knowledge of the route is a large danger to people living along the track route. Routes are not for beginners. The mayor has responsebilities for her 'brothers & sisters'. Such machines on the road without registration? A accident,'a big problem for driv...

Pooliekev | 19 September 2022 - 17:31:48

@Kurt. Thats pure tosh. If you've never driven one of these things, you start slowly. As with everything and everybody, you blame the Thais. Wrong.

DeKaaskopp | 19 September 2022 - 12:51:28

@Kurt   No nonsense at all.Everyone should be cautious especially when driving some kind of vehicle for the first time. Some common sense you should expect from every tourist coming here.Why should the Mayor pay for anything?

Kurt | 19 September 2022 - 10:16:57

What is the Chalong Mayor nonsense talking? How can one excercise care and caution when riding a machine he/she never done before? Any thought about the danger for the local people living in that riding area? ATV's have no registration plates, are not safety checked, not even a motorbike driving license needed. Is Chalong Mayor paying for 'suffering/encounter' hospitalization?


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