Taxi Motorbike Rider Dies after Colliding with a Minivan in Phuket

Phuket –

A motorbike taxi rider died after his motorbike collided with a minivan in the Mueang Phuket district.

The Phuket City Police were notified of the accident at 5:50 A.M. today, May 13th, 2023, near an intersection on the Yaowarad Road in Sam Kong.

Emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike lying on the road. Nearby was found the body of the motorbike taxi rider. The Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that the rider was Mr. Korkuea Kunsatit, 54. He had sustained severe head injuries.

At the intersection was also found the damaged minivan with broken front glass. The driver, Mr. Nattapong Samart, age not given was waiting at the scene.

A witness, Mr. Jeerasak Kanwilaikun, 75, who is a food seller at a local grocery nearby, told the Phuket Express that the minivan driven by Nattapong was driving at high speed and crashed into the motorbike driven by Korkuea. Nattapong stopped his minivan about 100 meters from the scene of the collision.

The Phuket City Police are continuing their investigation for consideration of further legal action.


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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.