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The Supercheap truck came to rest by a lagoon after demolishing a pole

Unlicensed Burmese Crashes Supercheap Truck on Phuket: Two Seriously Injured

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
PHUKET: A Supercheap truck that clipped the rear of a pickup on a central Phuket road today and caused a serious crash was being driven by an unlicenced Burmese, say police.

The driver, Kyaw Soe Oo, 20, was not injured but two other Burmese in the vehicle were seriously hurt and have been admitted to hospital.

The truck was travelling toward Patong from Phuket City along Phra Phuket Keaw Road when it clipped the rear of a pickup waiting to do a u-turn. Three women were in the pickup.

The Supercheap vehicle roared on, demolishing a power pole and almost ending up in a nearby lagoon.

Officers from Thungthong Police Station said that while it appeared as though the roadway needed modifying to create room for a proper u-turn lane, the driver of the Supercheap vehicle appeared to be driving too fast.

Supercheap vehicles have been involved in more crashes on Phuket than vehicles belonging to more responsible brands.

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And the story goes on. This is the third super cheap accident in 4 months?

Posted by Graham on October 22, 2014 20:51

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Those SuperCheap mini stores are also unsafe as they often have the products out front in already inadequate parking area, forcing vehicles to park in the road. And the managers think nothing of supply trucks blocking a whole lane while unloading merchandise.

Posted by The Night Mare on October 23, 2014 01:03

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U-turn lanes should be banned. There are enough traffic light areas for people to "turn around" in a proper calm manner.

As for the truck, his employers should also be held accountable for him not having a licence.

Posted by Tbs on October 23, 2014 07:24

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any one want to buy a truck super cheap

Posted by slickmelb on October 25, 2014 21:27


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