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French expat loses control of pick up in Kata injuring five

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French expat loses control of pick up in Kata injuring five 

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PHUKET: A French man lost control of his fully loaded pick up truck in Kata and slammed into a taxi stand injuring himself and four others.

 

At 11:20 am today (May 20) Karon Police received a report of an accident in front of the Family Mart near the intersection of Khok Tanod Rd and Kata Sai-Yuan Rd in Kata (the start of the road to Rawai.)

 

Capt Channarong Prakongkua of Karon Police together with Karon and Rawai rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a silver Nissan pick up truck that had collided with a 1.5 metre high cement barrier as well as hitting chairs and umbrellas from a taxi stand. Items in the tray of the pick up truck had been scattered across the scene.

 

Five people were injured in the accident, two of them were taxi drivers who were unable to escape the path of the pick up truck, one suffered a broken the arm and the other a broken leg. There were taken to Patong Hospital. Two other people suffered minor injuries.

 

The pick up driver was named by police as French national Mr Bouvy Christain, 64. Mr Christain was stuch in the cabin of the mangles pick up.

Rescue workers took 15 minute to free him with a hydraulic cutter. He sustained minor injures to his knee and arm. He was taken to Karon Police Station.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/french-expat-loses-control-of-pick-up-in-kata-injuring-five-62233.php#bzIvM3lpHCiEjGvo.97

 

 

 
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Wow what a freak out, great no one was killed and I hope he has good insurance so the injured will be looked after well 

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No Thai bashing in this thread then. Foreigners can be just as bad drivers here. 

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Those of us who know that intersection are very aware of how steep that hill is and that it ends at a T junction. Every time I go through there I wonder why anyone would want a business in the danger zone at the bottom. In the attached pic the turquoise tiles in the resort on the left are quite new. A truck lost his brakes descending the hill and decided it was better to left turn into a brick wall at the hotel rather than go all the way. (I think he was given an award of some sort)

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And I certainly can't comprehend why anyone, even a bunch of pretend taxi drivers would want to just sit around in that area all day. The inevitable happened, they wore a pickup in their laps, and were lucky to get away with a just few broken bones.

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Just another old guy that shouldn't be driving and probably isn't allowed to drive in his home country.

 

Like my neighbor 3 accidents in 2 months.

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had collided with a 1.5 metre high cement barrier

Higher and thicker next time.

Steel enforced :sleep:

Fully loaded, steep descent, 64 yr old, French (lowlander?),

Many reasons possible.

64 yr old is not an explanation per se. except he had major health issues.

I hope I will still be fit to drive in four years.

 

Maybe just bad driving, not shifting down, overheated breaks...

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7 hours ago, rooster59 said:

hitting chairs and umbrellas from a taxi stand.

This stand at this place was it legal? Is it a revenge?

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This is where the most famous taxi thugs n Phuket hang out.

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2 hours ago, USPatriot said:

Just another old guy that shouldn't be driving and probably isn't allowed to drive in his home country.

 

Like my neighbor 3 accidents in 2 months.

So, without any evidence, you are saying that it was the fact that the driver was 64 years of age that was to blame for this accident?

 

I guess you are a young guy who thinks that 64 is so very old?  If and when you reach the grand old age of 64, and still active in good health, you will be willing to surrender your driving licence voluntarily and lose your mobility and ability to go shopping etc , particularly if you are living on your own?

 

Your neighbour is just one special case and yet you want all those over 64 to be banned from driving?  What else do you want them banned for?

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44 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

What was the pick-up 'fully loaded' with?

 

Household goods .... he was moving house.

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4 hours ago, USPatriot said:

Just another old guy that shouldn't be driving and probably isn't allowed to drive in his home country.

 

Like my neighbor 3 accidents in 2 months.

he was 64, not 164, hardly too old to drive

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Just another old guy that shouldn't be driving and probably isn't allowed to drive in his home country.
 
Like my neighbor 3 accidents in 2 months.


What a stupid statement.

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I went through there just before 5 pm and they were just getting ready to tow the truck.  Super fast accident scene clearing!

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