Driver Injured after Sedan Crashes with Oil Truck Inside Phuket Underpass

Phuket –

A female driver has sustained minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle before crashing into an oil trailer truck inside an underpass in Mueang Phuket.

The Phuket City Police were notified of the accident inside the Samkong Underpass on the south bound lane of the Rassada sub-district at 4:15 A.M. on Thursday (November 2nd).

Police, Emergency responders, and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the severely damaged sedan. Nearby, they found the damaged oil trailer truck with its front right and back right tires exploded. The sedan driver, who declined to give their name or statement to the press, sustained only minor injuries.

The truck driver, Mr. Phonchai Hemkaew, 39, told Phuket City Police that he was heading from Surat Thani to deliver oil to MaKham Bay in Wichit, Mueang Phuket. When he arrived at the scene of the accident he stated that the sedan driver lost control before crashing into his truck and the barrier. The sedan was then crushed by the back wheels of his truck.

Police are continuing their investigation for consideration of legal action and planning to interview the sedan driver further.

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.