THALANG: The driver of an airport minibus was killed instantly when his vehicle smashed into a water truck on the airport road yesterday morning. This was the third fatal accident involving airport transport vehicles in just 12 days.
Pol Lt Col Jamroon Plaiduang, an Inspector at Thalang Police Station, told the Gazette that the white minibus, bearing the logo of the Phuket Vehicle Service Co-operative and Confederation, was speeding to the airport when its driver, 35-year-old Phuket native Mana Singkorn, tried to overtake a pickup truck near Wat Tha Reua.
He apparently failed to see a water truck that was moving slowly along the fast lane, watering plants growing in the median strip, and smashed into it. K. Mana, 35, was killed instantly.
On January 22 an airport limousine driver died in a high-speed smash on the edge of Phuket City and on January 26 a pedestrian was killed by another limousine on the airport road.
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