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Alleged murderers injured in car crash after shooting teen

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PHUKET: Five suspects were injured in a car crash in Krabi last night after fleeing a murder scene in which a teenager was killed and another injured.

“We first received reports of the shooting at about 6:30pm in Pru Din Na. We found the body of a 16 year-old teen identified only as ‘Jak’ on the ground with two bullet wounds. A 14-year-old identified only as ‘Mong’ was injured from a bullet wound in his back,” said Lt Col Danaithorn Jaisabai of Klongthom Police.

Both were taken to Krabi Hospital for further examination and treatment.

About 10 minutes later, police received reports of a car crash on a bridge in Khlongthom Tai, 10 kilometers away from the scene of the shooting.

“The car was seriously damaged and all five people were injured and stuck inside. Rescue workers extracted the victims from the wreckage and transferred them to Krabi Hospital for treatment,” said Col Danaithorn.

The passengers included a 23-year-old named Ekkaisit Maithong, and four others aged 15 to 17. A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after a piece of metal punctured his left lung.

“We believe that they were trying to escape from the scene of the shooting and were driving too fast. It was a curved road, so they possibly lost control and crashed into the side of the bridge,” said Col Danaithorn.

At this stage, police are waiting to question the survivors from both parties and have yet to learn the cause for the shooting or charge anyone.

“According to Mr Mong, he was driving his motorbike with Mr Jak as his passenger. A black car drove up to them and one of the passengers shot Mr Jak twice, causing him to fall off the bike,” said Col Danaithorn.

Mr Mong says he tried to flee, but was shot in the back. He shouted for help from people at the scene, who then called rescue workers.

“We don’t believe everything that Mr Mong has told us. We will check CCTV footage from cameras in the area and question the others to uncover what really happened,” said Col Danaithorn.

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Motorbike driver files official complaint after accident from fallen cables in Kata

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A motorbike driver has filed a report with police against a cable company after he became tangled up in their cabling while driving to work in Kata.

26 year old Chakaree Yawaekaree filled the report with Chalong Police against the local cable company.

Mr Chakaree told Police that he was driving to work in Kata on Friday morning. When he arrived at the scene he ran into the cabling that had dropped down, just above the road level. The cables hooked his motorbike and caused him to crash and fall off. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for scrapes, grazes and a badly injured right knee.

Chalong Police say they are continuing their investigation. They say the cables belong to a private company and that this kind of incident happens “very often”.

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Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday.

The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday.

Police and other emergency responders arrived to find a white sedan, a motorbike and a pickup truck.

The motorbike driver had sustained serious injuries – 19 year old Weerapat Chamnina – and had already been rushed tp Mission Phuket Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police report that a white sedan, whose driver was a 37 year old Russian man, Maxim Shadrin, was heading along the southbound lane of Thepkasattri Road.

Police speculate that he was trying to make a U-turn but was allegedly out of the lane of traffic making the turn.

The motorbike collided with the rear of the man’s sedan.  The motorbike driver bounced off to the other side of the road (northbound lane).  Then a pickup truck hit the motorbike driver.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining all the CCTV footage.

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54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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PHUKET: Achadtaya Chuenniran

A 54 year old Swedish tourist is now in custody after running around Thepkasattri road yesterday morning dodging cars and causing traffic mayhem. Luckily no cars came in contact with the man police described as ‘mentally ill’.

A video clip from the incident shows the man running in and out of the traffic on Thepkasattri Road in Thalang. The incident happened around 2.30am.

The road had to be closed for 20-30 minutes as police apprehended the man, unhurt. The motive for his dangerous antics have not become apparent at this stage.

The man, who remains named was taken to Thalang Hospital for checking then was transferred to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town. Police revealed that his visa expired on the same day so they’ve contacted the local Swedish consular officials to check on the man’s family and travel situation.

The Swede is currently being evaluated and treated in the hospital’s psychiatric wing.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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