Two people died after an intoxicated sedan driver crashed into a motorbike sidecar in Mueang Phuket.
Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 3:50 A.M. on the Thep Sisin Bridge (Klong Koh Phee Bridge) in the Talad Nuea sub-district.
They and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike sidecar. Two people on the motorbike sidecar were pronounced dead at the scene which were Mr. Weerasin Boonthanaweerapat, 64 and Ms. Ornpawee Boonthanaweerapat, 63. Locals nearby said they were married sellers at a market in Phuket town.
Witnesses told the Phuket Express that the sedan driver tried to flee from the scene but the vehicle was unable to drive. So, the sedan stopped 50 meters from the scene.
The sedan driver Mr. Narongpat Makmee, 56, from Ubon Ratchathani, was taken to the Phuket City Police Station. Police said the sedan driver is facing charges of drunk driving causing deaths.
Narongpat did not speak with The Phuket Express.