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One dead as watermelon truck slams into Phuket’s Heroines Monument

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One dead as watermelon truck slams into Phuket’s Heroines Monument

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The pickup truck was carrying four tons of watermelons from Krabi to markets in Patong when the driver lost control on the wet road and slammed into the barrier before dawn today (Jan 6). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- One man has died and another is injured after their pickup truck carrying four tons of watermelons slid out of control and slammed into a steel barricade protecting the Heroines Monument in central Phuket before dawn this morning (Jan 6).

 

Thalang Police led by Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop along with Kusoldharm rescue workers were called to the accident at 5:45am.

 

At the scene, the pickup truck driver, Sonsitthi Raeden, 43, from Krabi, was unconscious and unresponsive in the cab.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/one-dead-as-watermelon-truck-slams-into-phuket-heroines-monument-60508.php

 
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RIP Watermelon Man

 

where are the 4 tons of watermelons? No one is pointing so i don't know where to look.

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Can you say overloaded?

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4 tonnes would make it impossible to control under the circumstances.

Like driving a lethal weapon. 

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an accident waiting to happen - and it did

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Phew! Thank God it didn't happen yesterday and spoil the figures for the "seven days of danger" campaign.

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"Hey Somchai, why is it called a half ton truck?"

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These guys were just trying to make a living, overloaded their vehicle and one paid with his life :(

 

 

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RIP

how would they know it was 4 tons, they are all over the road

 

2 door toyota hilux kerb weight 1495kgs  GVW 2780kgs

 

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I believe a pickup trunk can take on up to 1 tonne.

 

Half tonne limit is closer to a sedan car.

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Chalk up another one for rain making the roads wet.

They need to have a crackdown.

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