House damaged, two people injured, after pickup truck driver crashes into a motorbike rider in Thalang, Phuket

PHOTO: Member of Amateur Radio Association Thalang Sampan

Thalang –

  A house was damaged while two people sustained injuries after a pickup truck driver crashed into a motorbike rider in front of a school in Thalang.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 4:19 P.M. yesterday afternoon (May 19th) in front of Mueang Thalang School on Thep Kasattri Road in the Thep Kasattri sub-district.

The first response teams arrived at the scene to find an overturned pickup truck had crashed into a small house. A damaged motorbike was found nearby.

PHOTO: Member of Amateur Radio Association Thalang Sampan

The male pickup truck driver, who wasn’t identified by emergency workers, had sustained multiple injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The female motorbike driver, also not identified, had sustained minor injuries, but refused to go to a hospital or medical assistance and said she was able to treat herself.

The cause of the accident was not made immediately clear with no direct witnesses and both parties involved blamed each other, Thalang police stated.

Thalang Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident for further potential legal action.

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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.