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Two men injured as pickup slams into power pole on Phuket highway

Two men injured as pickup slams into power pole on Phuket highway

PHUKET: Two men were taken to Thalang Hospital after a pickup truck they were in slammed into a power pole on Phuket’s main highway last night (Jan 16).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 17 January 2021, 10:04AM


A pickup truck slammed into a power pole on Thepkrasattri Rd last night (Jan 16). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

A pickup truck slammed into a power pole on Thepkrasattri Rd last night (Jan 16). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

At about 9.50pm, Mai Khao rescue worker was called to the accident scene on Thepkrasattri Rd in Moo 3, Mai Khao.

At the scene, rescue workers found a white Phuket-registered Isuzu D-Max pickup truck heavily damaged after a collision with a power pole.

The truck driver Krissana Boonkit, 26, originally from Phang Nga, was extracted from the vehicle easily and sustained “only some wounds”. His passenger Surin Sudprasert, 63, was stuck in the wreck and rescue worker had to use hydraulic equipment to take him out.

CMI - Thailand

Mr Surin was unconscious, but rescue workers were able to find his pulse. The two were rushed to Thalang Hospital for medical treatment.

It is yet to be clarified how the accident happened.

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JohnC | 18 January 2021 - 09:49:37

@Galong. You're assuming he had a licence to lose in the first place.

Galong | 17 January 2021 - 17:42:35

How about some actual consequences for reckless driving. Too many people drive like maniacs, blame it on brakes or whatever and they don't even lose their license. Amazing. 

Kurt | 17 January 2021 - 10:40:38

"It has yet to be clarified how the accident happened?
Answer is simple. The road was not slippery, so it must be the fault of the power pole because the driver had a driving license, was not under influence of alcohol and was driving advised speed. Please, more attention for the power poles doings.   :-)

 

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