Phuket City Traffic Police were alerted to the incident at 4:07pm, said Capt Bancha Kuenun, Phuket City Traffic Police.
The truck had overturned at the entrance to the Namsang rice trade warehouse on the bypass road, he added.
“The incident did not block traffic,” Capt Bancha noted as important.
“The driver suffered was only a little injured. He had a little bruising,” he added, without naming the driver.
The truck was carrying 33 tons of rice, Capt Bancha explained.
“The driver drove the truck from the grass area beside the warehouse up onto the ramp that leads to the warehouse, but the truck leaned over and tipped onto its side because of the angle of the driveway,” he said.
“I told the truck driver that if he wants to move the truck like that again and needs to have the outside lane closed to traffic, to please let me know.
“But as the rice was removed from the truck one sack at a time, and the truck was lifted up back onto its wheels without block traffic, I did not have to close the road,” Capt Bancha said.
“As for the loading of the rice, the driver is not considered guilty because he used canvas to cover the rice completely,” he added.
“The incident did not affect anyone else, so I did not charge him,” Capt Bancha said.