Filipino Driver Injured After Palm Tree Strikes Car on Road in Thalang – VIDEO

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Thalang, Phuket-

On Wednesday evening, May 15th, 2024, a Filipino woman sustained neck injuries when a palm tree, uprooted by strong winds and heavy rain, fell onto her car in Thalang. The accident occurred on the main Thep Krasattri Road in the northbound lane near Baan Phon, Sri Sunthorn, around 6:00 P.M.

Ms. Maymay, 47, no last name provided, was driving when the inclement weather caused the palm tree to collapse onto the central reservation, subsequently hitting her car and causing considerable front-end damage. The force of the impact resulted in her car veering off course and crashing into a road sign.

Emergency responders arrived promptly at the scene, and Ms. Maymay was quickly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities have confirmed that her injuries were primarily to her neck although her exact condition is unknown as of press time.

Local witnesses reported to The Phuket Express that the weather had taken a turn for the worse shortly before the accident, with the palm tree’s fall leading to a temporary lane blockage on the busy road. The Thalang Police are investigating the incident and have issued a reminder to all motorists to remain vigilant and drive safely during adverse weather conditions.

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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.