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The smashed windscreen, cracked by the impact of the woman early today

Drunk Phuket Hit-Run Driver Flees With Injured Woman on Car's Bonnet

Sunday, December 28, 2014
PHUKET: A hit-run driver tried to flee the scene of a collision with a motorcycle with a seriously injured woman on the bonnet of his car on Phuket early today, police said.

The crash came near a standby-station for the Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation so paramedics gave chase and watched as the man swerved his car from side to side to try to dislodge the injured woman - one of three hurt when the car struck the motorcycle about 3am.

''The vehicle stopped several hundred metres on down the road,'' said Lieutenant Wittaya Sinjamlern of Thung Thong Police Station. ''We believe the driver was drunk when he struck the motorcycle and just decided to keep on going in the hope he could escape.''

The three women were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City.

The 27-year-old man was proceeding down Vichitsongkran Road in central Phuket when he struck the pink motorcycle at the intersection with Phraphuket Keaw Road and Baan Kathu-Baan Samkong Road.

Witnesses said two of the women were left on the ground at the scene while the third was on the car's bonnet, where the windscreen had been shattered on impact.

''The driver would not have been able to see clearly but he kept going anyway,'' the lieutenant said.

The car, with Kusoldharm paramedics in pursuit, stopped outside Kathu Post Office.

Witnesses said it appeared to be a callous act.

The man - as yet unnamed - has been charged with reckless driving, speeding and drunk driving, Lieutenant Wittaya said.


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Callous act by this driver. Some of the driving I see borders on insanity. Driving straight through red lights, cutting in front of traffic on right hand turns. At night it gets worse and I can only speculate how many people are blind drunk behind the wheel.

Posted by Arun Muruga on December 28, 2014 14:40


This really does take the biscuit for callousness. One only has to presume that those in power here drive or are driven daily on Phuket's roads: Ergo they witness firsthand police officers riding to work without wearing a helmet; people driving through red lights without flinching; untaxed and uninsured wrecks; illegal three wheelers; wrong-way drivers and a general level of road awareness that would have any such driver arrested within minutes in the west. Seeing that the powers that be don't seem to notice this disastrous state of affairs this would all, I believe, lead to the conclusion that road safety needs a huge rethink in Thailand, starting with driver education.

Posted by Sam Wilko on December 28, 2014 17:17


That is a bad intersection. At night, nobody waits for the green. Very late at night it's blinking, which is every man for himself.

Posted by GiantFan on December 29, 2014 12:32

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