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Phuket taxi driver falls asleep at wheel, collides with motorcyclist leaving her dead

PHUKET: A 21-year-old female student from Phuket Rajabhat University was pronounced dead upon arrival at Thalang Hospital this morning (Jan 9) following a head-on collision with a green-plate taxi.

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Monday 9 January 2017, 11:43AM


The taxi driver has admitted to police that the collision occurred because he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle.

At 7:30am today, Thalang Police were notified of an accident on the Thalang-Baan Don Rd in Thapkasattri where it was reported that a green-plate taxi had been involved in a head-on collision with a motorcycle.

Lt Sunan Petchnoo of the Thalang Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldham rescue workers to find

a green-plate white Toyota Prius with its front right wing badly damaged. Nearby was a Honda Scoopy motorbike. A crash helmet was also found at the scene.

The driver of the motorbike, 21-year-old Miss Jiraporn Plordpai, a student at Phuket Rajabhat University, had already been taken to Thalang Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The driver of the taxi, Mr Anupong Janjang, 30, told police that he was returning from Phuket International Airport to his station at a hotel in Patong when he fell asleep at the wheel causing him to collide with the motorbike.

“I was returning to Patong from the airport when I started to feel tired so about two kilometres from where the accident happened I stopped to take some sleep.

“At about 7am I continued on my journey, but shortly after I fell asleep for just a second and when I came round my vehicle was travelling over to the wrong side of the road. I then hit the motorbike causing the bike and driver to be thrown 50 metres,” he said.

Anupong is currently being questioned about the incident at Thalang Police Station.

 

 

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Joe12 | 13 January 2017 - 22:25:14

Paully44/Rorii...and who are you to tell me what to do? its monotonous for intelligent people to have to read puerile comments from idiots, then the idiots having the audacity to complain when they are corrected. 

Most of the time I can't understand Kurt or Rorii's comments. They are factually incorrect; offensive and childish, but mostly bizarre - that's the issue I have and I have...

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Rorii | 12 January 2017 - 16:03:06

Joe12, I guess ematt asked you to speak for him, the problem is, you completely missed my point, basically, and as simply as I can put it... if you don't like it, don't read it, how simple is that, it's no good whinging/whining/complaining if you continue to torture yourself, it makes more sense that requesting the comments to be closed, don't you think?, mmm .

Swerv, so by your...

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malczx7r | 12 January 2017 - 15:51:38

Got to agree with Pauly44, it's becoming tiresome and monotonous!

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Pauly44 | 12 January 2017 - 12:48:30

Joe 12 you & swerv really should get a room and sympathize together, at the very least stop posting your comments as what you have to say is rather uninteresting and all too predictable, very boring stuff having zero relevance to the story whatsoever. Also if you guys can't understand Kurt's comments perhaps it's you who are the idiots as others don't seem to have an issue.

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Joe12 | 11 January 2017 - 19:20:53

Rorii...it's not that readers don't like it, but what is written is baseless stupid nonsense with no relevance to fact, to which others have right of reply, regardless of what you may think about them. So what you are saying is this a forum for the idiots? Bit like saying that nominee shareholders is not illegal, or salt on snail. It's easy to discern commentators with a modicum of int...

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Rorii | 11 January 2017 - 17:38:39

ematt, it is a little disturbing when someone, like yourself, tortures themslves, by reading something they don't lime, the complain/whinge about it, then requestes for a comments section  to be closed, I'm  sure they is a clinical term for it, and perhaps some medical intervention to help those tortured souls.

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swerv | 11 January 2017 - 15:11:23

Andy: Not sure what your point is, what is wrong with GFY...Good For You?

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Pauly44 | 11 January 2017 - 12:41:37

At some point a person has to be held accountable for their actions, the car didn't drive itself into the girl killing her, it was the "actions" of the driver that caused her death so he should be held responsible & punished according to the law for taking her life, he admitted it, so it's a simple as that, comments from Swerv, Capt B and alike on this thread are simply B...

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ematt | 11 January 2017 - 10:37:56

Dear Editor:  Please do get rid of the comments section. It's the same 5 or 6 people who always post. And all they ever do is complain endlessly about Thai people, Thai culture, Thai government, Thai brains, Thai thinking, Thai laws, Thai police, Thai drivers, Thai motorcycle helmets and now - wait for it - Thai nutrition and neural development.

Not sure why these neo-colonial, racist malco...

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Kurt | 11 January 2017 - 09:22:00

PN, with respect, please, can you correct Eagle?
I, Kurt, are NOT Eagle.
I find this highly disturbing what Eagle wrote about being me.
I can't possible see this writing of Eagle as a comment on the PN article.

@ Rorii,   I, Kurt, am NOT Eagle!

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