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Truck slams into concrete barrier at bottom of Patong Hill

Truck slams into concrete barrier at bottom of Patong Hill

PHUKET: A six-wheeled truck carrying steel-reinforcement rods and wire mesh for construction slammed into the concrete barrier in front of Wat Patong, at the bottom of Patong Hill, and overturned this morning (May 28).

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By Chutharat Plerin

Thursday 28 May 2020, 12:26PM


The accident occurred just after 11am, the Patong Municipality Fire Department told The Phuket News.

The driver, Surachai Choosin, escaped serious injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which Mr Surachai attributed to brake failure while descending the steep hill into Patong.

Traffic heading into Patong on the busy road has been affected.

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Officers from the Patong branch of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM Patong) are on the scene and cleaning up the oil spilled onto the road by the overturned truck.

Lt Col Chompunoot Anantakul of the Patong Police told The Phuket News that he had yet to question Mr Surachai further and have the truck inspected before he could determine whether any charges were to be pressed for the accident.

Mr Surachai was not tested for alcohol or other substances, but does hold the correct driver’s licence for operating the truck, Lt Col Chompunoot added.

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harald | 29 May 2020 - 12:57:19

i´m sure break failure because driver never heard about change to lower gear when driving down a hill

Rorri_2 | 29 May 2020 - 10:10:24

Galong, my personal opinion, they don't investigate simply because NO-ONE has the forensic qualifications to investigate.. on, and the fact RTP as so lazy.

Galong | 28 May 2020 - 15:09:12

At this point don't even say "brake failure" in articles.  We all just assume that's going to be the excuse.  It's not like the authorities are going to inspect the vehicle after the accident to determine the cause.  That would be a sign of caring, which they probably don't.

Kurt | 28 May 2020 - 14:14:23

It was about time that a idiot overturned his to heavy loaded truck on Patong Hill.  
Of course, same old dumb excuse.  Time that 'brake failures' should be followed up by criminal investigation. 1: Was the driver lying?  2: Has he a license for driving this truck? 3: Was it the brakes, and if so when was the last technical check up?  All these clowns get away to easy with it.

Shwe | 28 May 2020 - 13:40:26

another brake failure, not an idiot driver going too fast

 

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