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Pickup truck overturns on bypass one dead, seven injured

Pickup truck overturns on bypass one dead, seven injured

A pickup truck carrying Myanmar migrant workers in the tray overturned on the bypass road during rush hour this morning (Nov 15), leaving at least one dead and seven injured with the victims left strewn along the busy road.

Phuket City Traffic Police reported that the pickup truck overturned in a single-vehicle accident on the southbound lanes about 100 meters from the Keehin industrial machinery depot at about 8:20 am. “At the scene, we found a black Ford pickup on its side,” Capt Bancha Kuenun of the Phuket City Traffic Police told The Phuket News. “The pickup was carrying Myanmar workers. One of them died. His body was half under a blue pickup truck parked beside the road.” All of the injured workers and the body of the colleague were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, Capt Bancha. “The driver and the passenger in the cab are both Thai. The passenger suffered only minor injuries. However, we have yet to determine what caused the accident,” he said. The accident caused long traffic delays along the road, which serves as one of the island’s busiest arteries. “Traffic Police are at the scene to help direct traffic past the accident,” Capt Bancha said.  Source: Phuket News

 

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