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The flipped limousine on the Phuket airport road today

Korean Visitors Taken to Phuket Hospital After Airport Taxi Tyre Blows

Saturday, February 21, 2015
PHUKET: A green-plate limousine carrying three Koreans from Phuket International Airport suffered a tyre blowout about 9.50am, leading to a crash that put the family in Thalang Hospital instead of their Phuket resort. Police from Thalang are investigating.


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It is funny, on Phuket island are busses, minivans, cars, SUV's always landing on their roof with the wheels up. Cars only tumble that way when they driving high speed. Well, we wait for more to come today and tomorrow. Yesterday we had that bus accident on Patong hill. Keep it up, 'professional' drivers!

Posted by Kurt on February 21, 2015 11:25


many cars have very worn tyres the list goes on and on....this is part of life in Thailand....if you are in the wrong place and this happens you die, like a motorbike along side when the tyre blows on a car.....

Posted by Fieisty Farang on February 21, 2015 12:22


It would be nothing to do with speeding, tailgating and weaving through traffic as 9 out of 10 airport limousine's do all the time

Posted by peter Allen on February 21, 2015 12:25


I may think twice about getting in a taxi with wide low profile tyres, big bore exhaust and racing stripes even if it has an LPG sticker on it. My guess the driver didn't mod the car like that to drive slowly.

Posted by Soupdragon on February 21, 2015 12:37


How is a Toyota camry a limo! Only in phuket

Posted by Ryan on February 21, 2015 14:22


The only place in the world where blow outs turn the car upside down. More to the point it's the moron drivers. Making excuses.

Posted by Pwin on February 21, 2015 14:31


Ed: You must have a standard template for this story, it is so repetitive? Rhetorical question as I know you report fair & square. But these so called instances of 'tyre failure' are becoming 'tyre some'.

It is really time for the police to do some real policing on the airport roads & related routes, to put an end to this ridiculous limousine racing nonsense. Ditto the mini bus tour drivers.

They need to do away with City Limit speed limit signs & put up effective signs with the speed limit value in plain figures that all can understand. Even the police cannot tell me what City Limit speed limit is!?

Is Phuket the only part of Thailand that cannot use speed guns to catch the Formula 1 wannabes? I travel around Thailand & they are commonplace pretty well all over the country & used.

Posted by Logic on February 21, 2015 16:21


I've driven a car when the tyre blows, while doing about 90 kph. That never happened, its not the movies.

Posted by Tbs on February 21, 2015 17:11


Why don't recycle all the unused beach chairs into roll bars for taxis?

Posted by Sascha on February 21, 2015 19:05

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