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Truck overturns rear-ended by Camry on Phuket’s main road

Truck overturns rear-ended by Camry on Phuket’s main road

PHUKET: Thalang Police are investigating a major accident which left Thepkrasattri Rd. partially blocked and one person hospitalised in the early hours of today (Aug 18). 

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 18 August 2022, 04:38PM


Lt Col Thitiwat Asasing of Thalang Police received a report of an accident near Srisoonthorn Municipality on Thepkrasattri Rd at about 2am.

Police and rescue workers from Kusoldharm Foundation and Srisoonthorn Municipality arrived at the scene to find an overturned Isuzu delivery truck and a white Toyota Camry sedan crashed into it from behind.

Various goods from the truck were scattered on the road partially blocking it, so rescue personnel had to take measures to protect other motorists.

Not far from the two vehicles police officers found a motorcycle and its 30-year-old driver Jiraphon Butsamran who had already crashed into a wheel torn away from the truck in the accident. Rescue workers administered emergency first aid at the scene and then took Mr Jiraphon to Thalang Hospital for further treatment. 

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The driver of the truck Nattakit Thongplew (also 30 years old) was waiting at the scene ready to be questioned by police. The driver of the Camry had fled the scene before officers arrived. 

Mr Nattakit explained that he was delivering groceries to a warehouse in Srisoonthorn when the white Camry struck his truck from behind. Mr Nattakit lost control of his Isuzu which jumped over the median line, overturned, hit a power pole and came to rest on the other side of the road. The Camry followed all the way. 

At time of print, police were yet to find and question the driver of the sedan and his passengers if there were any.

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JohnC | 19 August 2022 - 09:04:05

Another one!! Stop giving licences to local people until they really have learned how to control a vehicle and do so safely for other road users. Seriously bad drivers in this country that like to run away from any responsibility for their actions. Hard to believe they have the car but can't find the driver. Is he another protected hi-so? 

 

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