Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Container truck overturns in north Phuket, driver killed

Container truck overturns in north Phuket, driver killed

Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation

The driver of a truck which overturned in Thalang, north Phuket, on Thursday, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a Phuket Express report, the container truck overturned as it was travelling southbound on Thep Kasattri Road at 6.20am yesterday.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene shortly after to find the container had been separated from the truck in the incident and a tree on the central reservation, along with a nearby road sign, had also been damaged. The driver has been named only as 34 year old Mr Sak and was pronounced dead at the scene, with his body transported to a nearby hospital.

According to the report, an unnamed person familiar with the situation says the driver was delivering goods to a mall in Phuket Town from neighbouring Krabi province. It’s understood a tyre on his truck exploded, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The truck then ploughed into a tree before the container split off and the driver was thrown out of the vehicle. Police are also checking CCTV footage from the scene as part of their investigation into the cause of the accident.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1


You May Also Like


by Tim Newton Don’t count on Russian tourists saving Phuket’s fragile tourism recovery any time soon. In fact it’s going to become increasingly difficult...


Automatic extensions of 15 days have been added to the two most popular forms of tourist arrival in Thailand. With the visa exemption program,...

Phuket Travel

A new night time theme park called “Carnival Magic – The Magic Kingdom of Lights” is opening on Phuket on September 20. At a...

National News

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf, found stuck in a tidal pool off the Gulf of Thailand coast of Rayong in the east of Thailand, is...