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Leap from out of control Phuket cement truck saves driver

PHUKET: The driver of an out of control cement truck managed to avoid sustaining severe injuries when he leapt from the driver’s cab of his vehicle before it plunged down a hill in Ao Makham yesterday afternoon (Oct 29).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 30 October 2017, 11:00AM


Mr Suriya Pattasri, 31,managed to leap from the cab before the truck plunged down the hill. Photo: Tan Promedic Phuket

Mr Suriya Pattasri, 31,managed to leap from the cab before the truck plunged down the hill. Photo: Tan Promedic Phuket

Lt Khwansirinart Thairaj of the Wichit Police was notified of an accident involving a cement truck on Soi Nakaraj near the Phuket Deep Sea Port in Ao Makham at 2:25pm yesterday.

Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a CPAC Company cement truck on its side down a 30 metres roadside hill. The cement truck driver, Mr Suriya Pattasri, 31, was found near the truck.

An unnamed rescue worker who attended the scene said, “The driver was heading to Soi Nakaraj from Phuket Town. When going up the hill, the driver tried to change gears but failed to do so. The cement truck started rolling backwards down the hill so the driver tried to brake but couldn’t.

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“He managed to jump from his cab before the truck plunged down the hill,” he said.

“Luckily Mr Suriya only suffered minor injuries. He hurt his shoulder and was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town,” he added.

 

 

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Jor12 | 31 October 2017 - 20:29:17

One only has to read the article to see how pointless comments are. Interpretations are never required.

Rorri_2 | 31 October 2017 - 12:57:02

Gotta laugh at fools who only take part of someones comment, then interpret they own misguided way...

malczx7r | 31 October 2017 - 11:33:00

Gotta laugh at the fools who have nothing better to do than troll every comment!

Jor12 | 30 October 2017 - 21:01:48

Gotta laugh at the fools who know nothing of mechanics and can't  interpret an article properly. Fills in their day I suppose.

Kurt | 30 October 2017 - 11:29:25

Do your pick:
1: The cement truck driver was not in control.
2: The cement truck gearbox and breaks were not functioning.

Anyway, what ever your pick will be, 'both' are not a danger this moment on Phuket roads for some time.
When was the last technical inspection of the cement truck?

What a luck this was not happening on Patong Hill.

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