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Family of three escapes injury as papaya pickup hits tree

Family of three escapes injury as papaya pickup hits tree

PHUKET: A man and his wife and son escaped serious injury this morning when a tyre blew out on their pickup truck loaded with papayas, sending the pickup onto the central reservation and slamming into a palm tree on Thepkrasattri Rd early this morning (Jan 4).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 4 January 2020, 11:09AM


Lt Phattakorn Phongphaiboon of the Thalang Police said he was notified of the accident at 4:15am.

Police and rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation arrived at the scene, in front of Muang Thalang School, to find the black Nissan Navara pickup, registered in Srisaket, with heavy damage to its front and other parts.

The tray of the pickup was still fully loaded with papayas.

In the pickup at the time of the accident were the driver, Adul Chandai, 49, along with his wife Boonreun Chandai, 50, and his son Adisak Chandai, 29.

All three escaped serious injuries.

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Mr Adul told police that they had left Surat Thani at about midnight to come to Phuket to sell the papayas, which together were worth about B40,000.

While he was driving, the back-right tyre blew out, causing him to lose control of the truck, which mounted the traffic island and hit the tree, Mr Adul said.

Mr Adul was “asked” to go to Thalang Police Station for further questioning, Lt Phattakorn noted in his report.

At the police station Mr Adul was charged with reckless driving, Lt Phattakorn confirmed.

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Jor12 | 04 January 2020 - 17:23:07

How are you aware that the truck was overloaded or the tyres were old. They could have been new but  been punctured by a foreign object.

Kurt | 04 January 2020 - 13:52:16

Let me guess: Overloaded, tires old and at end of life span. Well, try such car accident. More to loose than to ......  And yes, what Officials actually do there at the bridge to Phuket? Not checking vehicle safety? Not checking on tires,  exhaust pipe fuming? What are they paid for? What is this for non committing Officialdom nonsense that just contribute in Phuket road accidents? 

Nasa12 | 04 January 2020 - 11:15:53

And how many kilos  "tons" was this car overloaded with papaya. this car should never ever let into Phuket, what do they up control points at the bridge, they also have weight control there.

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