Four people injured, one seriously, including two police officers, after motorbikes collide in Phuket Town

Phuket –

  One person has sustained severe injuries while three people have sustained various moderate to minor injuries, including two police officers, after two motorbikes collided in Phuket Town yesterday.

The Phuket City Police were notified of the accident at 6:45 P.M. yesterday (April 30th) at an intersection near the Phuket City Public Market 2 (Kaset Market / Talad Kaset) on Ong Simpai Road in Phuket Town.

Police, emergency responders and The Phuket Express team arrived at the scene to find a damaged Honda Scoopy motorbike. The driver, Ms. Nataya Jantaurai, 21, had sustained various injuries and her passenger, Ms. Amonsiri Sawangjit, 52, had sustained severe head injuries and was bleeding heavily. Both were rushed to hospitals.

Nearby, emergency responders found a damaged police motorbike. The driver, Sergeant Warat Jairueng, 26, and his Passenger Senior Sergeant Major Montean Kamnerdee, 42, both are Phuket City Patrol Police officers. They had sustained various minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for assistance.

CCTV footage shows the Honda Scoopy driven by Nataya was turning into Dilok Uthit 1 Road while the police motorbike driven by Sgt. Warat was coming from a straightaway before the collision.

It was not immediately clear if any charges would take place or which party was responsible with Phuket traffic police vowing to transparently investigate the incident regardless of police being involved or not.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.