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Two cars allegedly racing along Thepkasattri Road crashed and flipped

Flip Flop Go Two Cars as Racers Collide in Phuket's Night of Road Crashes

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
PHUKET: Two cars flipped in a crash last night outside a Shell petrol station in Phuket City that left two men and a woman injured.

All three were taken to Phuket International Hospital after the spectacular collision in Thepkasattri Road, Sapham, about 9pm.

Police said one of the drivers was drunk and racing other motorists when the cars hit each other and flipped.

In another crash near Kathu waterfall at 1.30am, a man on a motorcycle left the scene on foot after crashing off the road in what police said was a drunken state.

At 1.25am, a security guard walking along the bypass road was seriously injured and taken to the intensive care unit at Vachira Phuket Hospital when struck by a car.

Police believe the driver may have fallen asleep. He later surrendered at a police station.

At 2.15am, a pickup beat the lights at the Merlin Hotel intersection in Phuket City, crashing into a car. A passenger in a back seat was injured and taken to Mission Hospital.

Several cars were involved in a crash earlier in the afternoon on Karon Hill but there were no injuries, police said.

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Get those crashes in before the 7 days of danger starts!

Posted by FrankieV on December 24, 2014 09:50

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Well, that was again a fantastic 'driving show day'. Why we never see traffic police on big chopper motorbikes driving and checking traffic on all these roads? Sometimes I see very nice 'Highway Police' cars. But they seem to be only for driving in front of VIP busses, horning everybody in front of them out of the way. Phuket Road & traffic police needs a mentality change.

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2014 10:06

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It is nothing less than a war zone on the roads there....

Posted by surf starved katoy on December 24, 2014 10:15

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How is it possible that a driver falls asleep on the very busy roads of Phuket?
The traffic scene here is not like on Route 66 in USA!
Oh, and last night a serious bus accident on kata Hill, what a relieve, at least 1 bus crash for sure this week!

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2014 10:33

Editor Comment:

Was there a serious crash on Kata hill? Yesterday afternoon, there was a minor mishap, with nobody injured.

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3 multiple car collisions within 24 hrs at the traffic lights in Kamala this weekend.

Just seen a cement truck swerve round a lane of 7 cars and blast through a red in the inside lane with its horn blaring- anyone coming into the junction on green would have been toast.

Very little road sense at the moment and no police presence to counter it. No doubt we have the usual hype about 'Seven Days of Safety' next week.

Posted by Mister Ree on December 24, 2014 11:24

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Mr Editor, PG published a 'devastating bus crash' on Kata hill. Five vehicles were damaged, near Baan Kata School. There were police and rescue workers.

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2014 12:00

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Hmm . . .

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U just cannot expect the traffic police to assist in supervising the traffic in an orderly fashion. They must get their sleep so they can set up road blocks so as to fine those very dangerous motorcycle drivers. Roadblock close to Makro near Central this morning reducing to one lane the traffic. Profound common sense when already it is a mess there with all the work being done. Ahh well......

Posted by Phuket Stan on December 24, 2014 12:19

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Sounds as though an orderly queue was being formed, which is nice.

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Q - "How is it possible that a driver falls asleep on the very busy roads of Phuket?"

A - Not enough Red Bull

Posted by phonus balonus on December 24, 2014 14:34

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The problem of being lawless in Phuket, especially on the road is strikingly a major cause of concern. Generally speaking, there is a complete lack of respect of the law, as there seems to be nobody around to enforce it. So essentially mayhem and chaos prevails.

Posted by reader on December 24, 2014 20:02


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