Two people have sustained injuries after a motorbike accident on a shortcut road on Patong Hill.
Major Pairat Jintrapirom of the Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the accident on Monday (July 10th) on a shortcut road behind the Tiger Shrine on Patong Hill.
Police and more than ten rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a motorbike and two injured people down a slope off of the road.
They and the motorbike were pulled up from the slope back onto the hill which took about one hour. Mr. Wuttisak Puttisarn, 36 from Chalong had broken his ribs while Ms. Siyangrak Pimsamut from Kata had sustained head injuries. They were both taken to a nearby hospital.
The Patong Mayor, Mr. Chalermsak Maneesri, who later arrived at the scene, told the Phuket Express that there are many accidents on this road. This is a shortcut road to and from Patong City and many motorbike users use this road. Chalermsak also said that the city was trying to improve the road to make it safer but did not clarify how.