Truck overturns at busy intersection

PHUKET TOWN: A large truck with failed brakes crashed and overturned at the busy Tesco-Lotus Supercenter bypass intersection today. Driver Manat Boonma, 30, felt the truck’s brakes go as he approached the intersection down the bypass road about 9:30 am. “I was nearly at the junction and could not stop the truck so I decided to turn left, the road to Samkong, but the truck lost balance and tipped over. “It slipped across the oncoming lanes and destroyed Lotus’s garden,” the Buri Ram-born driver said. He suffered minor pains in his legs but no one else was injured. The intersection is usually busy at that time of the morning. The truck was carrying construction supplies from Bangkok to Juthathip Transport Phuket Co on Kwang Rd. A Juthathip spokesman estimated losses at more than 800,000 baht.

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