Frenchman crushed under cement truck

PHUKET CITY: French national Dominique Jules Valery Bagus, 46, died instantly when he was crushed under the wheels of a cement mixer truck on Sunday.

Capt Supachai Petchsakul of Phuket City Police told the Gazette that Mr Bagus was driving a Suzuki motorcycle on Thepkrasattri Rd when the accident happened.

“He was overtaking a cement truck being driven by 31-year-old Yutthana Promwiset, who was on his way back after a delivery in Soi Luck Kong Sri.

“As the truck turned left, Mr Bagus tried pass it in the left lane, leaving the truck driver no time to brake,” he said.

A Kusoldharm rescue worker told the Gazette that Mr Bagus was killed instantly when his skull was crushed under the wheels of the truck.

According to the French Embassy in Bangkok, Mr Bagus’ family, who are from Avesnes-le-Comte in France, will arrive in Phuket on Friday to claim his body at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

Phuket News

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