Singaporean driver dies, four Singaporean passengers injured after sedan crashes into a bus injuring one Korean and two Thais in Phuket

Kata, Phuket –

A Singaporean driver died while four Singaporean passengers have sustained various injuries after a a sedan crashed into a bus in which a Korean national and two Thais were injured on Kata Hill last night in Phuket (August 12th).

The Karon Police reports they were notified of the accident at 11:20 P.M. at Plab Pla Curve on Patak Road on Kata Hill in the Karon sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

They arrived at the scene to find the damaged bus on the road. The bus driver, Mr. Anirut Chomcherd, 32, his two passengers Ms. Nuengruethai Raknawa, 43 and Mr. Sangmin Lee, 41, a Korean national, had all sustained injuries. They were taken to local hospitals.

Inside the damaged sedan rescue workers found five Singaporeans stuck inside. The 21-year-old female driver has been pronounced at the scene (The Phuket Express withheld her name pending embassy and family notification.). Four others have sustained various injuries which are Mr. Bryan Teo Li Yan, 30, Mr. Poh Mao Sin, 23, Ms. Pang Jing Ning Eliana, 21, and Ms. Ng Jia Xin, 22. They were taken to local hospitals.

Witnesses said they saw the sedan crashed into the bus but could not provide many specific details. However, Karon police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of accident for further potential legal action.

TPN media will provide any updates when given by relevant officials.


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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.