Young dad dies in high-speed Phuket crash

PHUKET: A young father died instantly in a high-speed single car crash yesterday after his car spun out of control while he was rushing to pick up his child from school in Phuket Town.

Tung Tong Police Duty Officer Watthanathon Bamrungthin told the Phuket Gazette that 28-year-old Boonrit Aphithammawong was on his way from Patong, where he worked as a graphic designer at the Sleep With Me apartment complex, when the accident happened at about 3pm.

“Mr Boonrit’s white Honda Jazz struck a power pole near the Tesco Lotus Express. He died in the crash,” said Lt Watthanathon

Kusoldharm Rescue workers initially took the body to Patong Hospital, while the heavily damaged car was taken to Tung Tong Police Station.

Staff at the Sleep With Me serviced apartment complex told the Gazette that Mr Boonrit’s relatives have claimed his body to return to Bangkok, where his funeral service will be held.

“This has affected all of us here. Some of us still cannot believe he is gone. He was a fun-loving person; everyone liked him. Now that he is gone, it is so quiet now,” she said.

— Atchaa Khamlo

Phuket News

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