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Phuket police suspect driver fell asleep after minivan crashes into guardrail

Police believe a Phuket driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel after his minivan ploughed into a roadside guardrail. The Phuket News reports that the incident happened at around 5:40am yesterday, April 30, on the Patong to Kamala road.

Police and rescue workers from Kamala Tambon Administration Organisation arrived at the scene to find the minivan stuck on the guardrail. The uninjured driver, named as 33 year old Bundit Puchong, was waiting at the scene.

It’s understood there were no passengers in the minivan at the time of the collision.

Bundit says he had driven from Sarasin Bridge and was on his way to collect passengers at Patong Beach when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a roadside guardrail near the Nakalay Palm Resort.

However, Woranan Khankaew from Kamala Police says officers suspect Bundit may have fallen asleep at the wheel, pointing out that there were no brake skid marks on the road prior to the point of impact.

Both driver and minivan were taken to Kamala Police Station, where officers are continuing their investigation.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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