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Black day on Phuket&’s roads

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PHUKET: Four people were killed in three separate road accidents in the south of the island yesterday. The first accident, in Kata at 1:30 pm, involved a motorbike and a 10-wheel truck on the narrow beach road in front of Club Med Resort, said Pol Capt Anek Mongkol of the Chalong Police Station. Police arrived on the scene to find the body of Swedish tourist Per Torbjorn Gren, 35, lying face down on the road near the truck, dead from head injuries after landing on the road. The truck driver and witnesses told police that the truck stopped on the road to make a right turn into a small soi leading into the resort. The victim, unable to stop in time, smashed into the back of the truck. Just 15 minutes later, police received a report that a woman driving a motorbike toward Chalong had veered off Patak Rd on Kata Hill and into a ditch. Police found the woman’s body in the ditch 10 meters from the bike. Her neck was broken and it appeared that she had died instantly. Capt Anek said that the woman has not yet been identified. “We are still looking for her relatives because she didn’t have any documents with her. Anyone who has information on this woman should contact the Chalong Police Station,” he added. The third accident, in front of Soi Phuket Country Home on Chao Fa East Rd, claimed the lives of two after a pick-up truck hit a motorcycle-sidecar from behind. One victim, a Burmese national known only as “Mao”, died at the scene from a broken neck. The other, Epek Pramongkij, a Sea Gypsy woman, also suffered a broken neck and died in Wachira Hospital two hours later. Both victims had been riding in the sidecar, which separated from the bike in the smash. There were three people, including two children, on the motorbike, and six in the sidecar. None of the others suffered serious injuries. Police are now searching for the driver of the pick-up, who, in accordance with normal practice here, fled the scene after the crash.



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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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