Credit crunch: Phuket bank manager’s pickup truck mishap

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A bank credit manager crashed his pickup truck into the back of a parked trailer in Phuket, causing significant damage. Police promptly investigated the scene. The trailer driver reported hearing a loud noise around 5.40am today, June 28.

Police Captain Aphairat In-iad from the Phuket City Police Station received the accident report. The crash happened in front of a petrol station on Chalermprakiet Rama 9 Road (Bypass Road) in Ratsada Subdistrict, Mueang District, Phuket. Police officers and an ambulance from Vachira Phuket Hospital rushed to the scene.

At the scene, an Isuzu pickup truck with the license plate กต 3156 Trang was found with its front end severely damaged after colliding with a container-carrying trailer. The trailer’s main registration number was 62-2830 Bangkok, with the trailer’s number being 62-7466 Bangkok.

Emergency services quickly arrived on the scene to investigate. The injured pickup truck driver, identified as 38 year old Thongchai, a credit manager at a bank in Phuket, sustained head and chest injuries due to the impact with the steering wheel. Emergency responders transported him to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment.

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The trailer driver, 56 year old Ekachai, explained that he parked his vehicle between 4pm and 5pm yesterday, June 27, waiting for a trip to Thung Song. He was sleeping in the trailer when he heard a loud crash around 5am today and discovered the accident.

Police Captain Aphairat documented the incident and took the trailer driver in for further questioning. Plans to interview the pickup truck driver again were mentioned, and arrangements were made to tow both vehicles from the scene for further investigation, reported KhaoSod.

In related news, a speeding pickup truck crashed into a utility pole, resulting in the driver’s immediate death. The collision occurred at 12.30am on June 20, with CCTV footage capturing the vehicle’s high speed before the accident. The incident took place at the intersection near an affordable housing project in Ban Ko subdistrict, Mueang district.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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