Two People Dead After Truck Slams into Pickup on Patong Hill – VIDEO

Patong –

Two people were pronounced dead after a truck slammed into a pickup on Patong hill this afternoon.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the accident at a curve near the Suwan Khiri Wong Temple (Patong Temple) on Monday afternoon (June 19th).

They and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the truck had slammed head first into the damaged pickup truck at a curve down the hill.

Two people inside the pickup truck, Mr. Prasarn Prateep Na Thalang, 64, and Mr. Kamet Chueayuan, 62, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Rescue workers used a hydraulic cutter to free their bodies out from the wreckage.

The truck driver, Mr. Piyarat Kaewprasit, 38, had injured his shoulder. Traffic was tailed back up and down on the hill. He did not immediately release a statement to the press about the fatal accident.

CCTV footage shows the truck lost control coming down the hill before crashing into the pickup truck which was coming up the hill. However the Patong Police are continuing their investigation to find the cause of accident for possible further legal action.

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.