Rescue workers were called to the curve on Thepkrasattri Rd near the Tha Reua Shrine, just south of the Heroines Monument, at 4:15am, where a car had slid on the wet road surface and hit a road sign bedside the road.
Police and rescue workers arrived to find a Phuket-registered Honda City sedan had suffered heavy damage after hitting a sign.
The driver, a man, was injured and rushed to Thalang Hospital, rescue workers reported.
The car was taken to Thalang Police Station while police continued their investigation, noting that government property had been damaged in the incident.
In Kamala just 15 minutes earlier, rescue workers were called to the Patong-Kamala road after a motorbike hit a tree that had fallen across the road.
At the scene rescue workers found Sumarin Sirisaen, 30, had suffered critical injuries. The rescue workers administered CPR and an ambulance from Patong Hospital was called.
However, due to the severity of Ms Sumarin’s injuries, she was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, rescue workers confirmed.
Also injured in the accident as Anucha Panyachai, 16. He was unable to remember the accident, rescue workers said.