Two people dead after motorbike sidecar collides with motorbike at U-turn in Phuket


  Two drivers died after a motorbike sidecar collided with a motorbike at a U-turn in Phuket this morning (April 19th).

The Thalang Police was notified of the accident at 10:00 A.M. at a U-turn in the Paklok sub-district in Thalang district.

Police, emergency responders and The Phuket Express reporters arrived at the scene to find the heavily damaged motorbike lying on the road. The driver, Mr. Somchock Chaidam, 50, who was unconscious, was face down on the road. He was later pronounced dead by first responders before he could be taken to a nearby hospital.

Nearby, emergency staff found a damaged motorbike sidecar. The driver, Mr. Sangthong Karuna, 74, was found unconscious. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead upon arrival.

Lieutenant Pongpipat Kamchumpu of the Thalang Police told TPN media, “The CCTV footage nearby shows the motorbike was driving on the straightaway. The motorbike sidecar driver was making a slow U-turn in front of the motorbike before the collision.”

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.