Truck’s brake breakdown turns car care into car scare in Phuket

Picture courtesy of Phuket City Police

A catastrophic brake failure led to a 10-wheeled truck crashing into a car care shop in Ratsada, Phuket, yesterday. The truck, which was on its usual route, first knocked down a traffic light pole before finally stopping its destructive path at the shop.

The unfortunate incident was reported to the police at 11.27am. On arrival, officers discovered the scene of the accident opposite the DCondo Campus Resort on Ruampattana Road, in the third district of Ratsada. The truck, which bore significant front-end damage, had ploughed into the car care shop.

The truck was owned by the transport firm, Laem Thong Co Ltd. Miraculously, the driver managed to escape the crash without any injuries. Police also confirmed that there were no other casualties resulting from the incident, reported The Phuket News.

In a statement to the police, the driver revealed that the truck’s brakes had malfunctioned, causing the accident.

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“I tried to stop, but the brakes didn’t respond.”

The police are still investigating the incident to ascertain the exact causes and circumstances surrounding the accident.

In related news, a late-night crash in Nonthaburi province saw a pickup truck slamming into a house wall, injuring four women. The incident occurred on March 19 at 11.45pm near Wat Sri Khet, Pak Kret district. The police swiftly responded to the emergency, transporting the injured to various hospitals.

At the scene, an Isuzu pickup with a damaged front was discovered obstructing the road. Among the injured, three were found inside the vehicle, while another was ejected from the truck.

Rescue volunteers provided first aid before the victims were urgently taken to Bang Bua Thong Hospital, Kasemrad Rattanathibet Inter Hospital, and Sai Noi Hospital. The impact left a large hole in the concrete wall of a residential property by the road.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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