Ambulance and minivan collide at Wichit Intersection in Phuket

PHOTO: Newshawk Phuket

Wichit, Phuket –

  An ambulance that was carrying an injured person collided with a minivan that was carrying two foreign passengers at an intersection in the Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket, last night (May 25th).

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at the intersection of Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road and Mueang Chao Fah Road at 7:45 P.M. on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.

They arrived at the scene to find an ambulance from the Chalong Hospital had crashed with a minivan in the middle of the intersection.

PHOTO: Newshawk Phuket

An injured person, who wasn’t identified by rescue workers, from another road accident in Chalong inside the ambulance was transferred to another ambulance before being taken to the Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

The minivan driver, whose name was withheld by law enforcement, told local reporters at the scene that he was going through a green light. He did not realize that there was an ambulance passing the traffic light, even with warning lights and loud sirens.

Two foreign passengers inside the minivan had not sustained any injuries but were shaken up emotionally by the wreck. They were moved to another minivan heading to their destination.

Phuket police have yet to state if any charges will be pressed against the minivan driver.


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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.