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Woman hit by car on Phuket’s main road

A 54-year-old Myamnar national sustained heavy injuries when she was hit by a vehicle on Thepkasattri Rd in Koh Kaew last Saturday (Mar 5).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 7 March 2022, 08:00AM

At about 9.15am, Lt Col Kiatikajorn Amloy of Phuket City Police was informed about the accident south of Bang Khu Underpass (in front of SuperCheap store, opposite Shell gas station in Baan Sapam).

Having arrived at the scene, police and staff from Vachira Phuket Hospital found Ms Ma Myint, 54, a Myanmar national, lying in the second lane of the highway unconscious. The woman was heavily bleeding from her head, nose and ears.

When medics arrived, the woman had already been receiving first help from other people at the scene. She was then taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further treatment. Ms Myint’s current condition is unknown.

Ms Myint was hit by a Ford Everest SUV. The Phuket registered car – with ’lucky’ license plates – was at the scene, some 80 meters* from where the injured woman was found. The Everest had collision marks on its front.

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The car driver, named by police only as Mr Bangmath, told police that he was heading from Phuket Town to Muslim Wittaya Phuket School located north of Bang Khu Underpass when the woman suddenly appeared in front of his Everest. Mr Bangmath said he was driving slowly and tried to avoid hitting the lady, but was unable to prevent collision.

A witness at the scene said that Ms Myint had been regularly seen in the area and is presumed to live nearby. The witness added that she used to cross Thepkasattri Rd from time to time to visit a pharmacy on the other side. It is believed that she might be doing the same on the day of the accident and failed to notice the approaching Everest.

At the time of reporting, police were yet to decide if any charges would be pressed against Mr Bangmath.

*Photos from the scene show a much shorter distance.

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Ash Ward | 08 March 2022 - 13:48:12

Sorry Kurt,
Ford and Toyota are 2 different car companys.

Pooliekev | 08 March 2022 - 13:12:08

I see all the expat 'experts' are involved. Who needs the police with so many ageing fat detectives around :0

Kurt | 08 March 2022 - 11:18:34

What the photos show is as the Ford Toyota drove backwards from the collision spot. Correct? Electronically Police can read out the speed of the car at moment of impact. ( if they are smart enough and have the technical equipment)

Foot | 08 March 2022 - 11:08:29

@DeKaaskopp.  The picture doesn't show anything!  Try reading the story where it says he stopped 80 meters past the woman!

DeKaaskopp | 07 March 2022 - 16:36:36

@foot    Look at the picture.

Foot | 07 March 2022 - 11:51:04

If he was driving slow and tried to miss her, why did it take 80 meters to stop?  I guess his "lucky" plates will only work for him.


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