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Koh Samui: Taxi driver killed, tourists in hospital after accident on "danger hill"

 

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A taxi driver was killed after he lost control of his meter cab on the infamous Laem Yai Hill on the Koh Samui ring road. 

 

Pictures showed the Toyota Innova car wrapped around a power pole. 

 

Driver Pongpot Madang, 47, from Songkhla was not wearing a seat belt. He was propelled through the windscreen and was dead from head injuries by the side of the road when rescue services arrived. 

 

Two tourists were also thrown out of the vehicle. A man and a woman were initially unconscious when rescue arrived, said Manager. They were taken to Bangkok Samui Hospital. 

 

The driver apparently lost control coming down the hill. He had picked up his passengers in Bo Phut and was taking them to the ferry at Nathon. 

 

Manager said that the hill is one of the largest and most dangerous for drivers in Samui and is the scene of many road accidents.

 

Source: Manager

 

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54 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

Unskilled driver going too fast, thinking the 6 Buddha amulets handing from the mirror would protect him. 

Pole axed for sure

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1 hour ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Yes, the power poles do seem to attract vehicles here in Thailand, like having some strange magnetic power.

They should put them in the middle of the road to keep the taxis going in right direction.

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He seemed to dive headfirst into this one....

 

unlucky tourists....feel for them

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Micro hill sleeper then the big sleep🤔RIP

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