Dangerous driver, brakes blamed for pickup landing in Phuket jungle

Dangerous driver, brakes blamed for pickup landing in Phuket jungle 

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The brakes could not prevent the pickup truck from rolling backwards down the hill, said its driver 25-year-old Sarawut Samranwong. Photo: Sapaluk ’Amnuay’ Khunnalak
 

PHUKET: A pickup truck loaded with tiles rolled some 40 metres backwards down a side street off Kata Hill this morning after the brakes failed to hold the heavily laden pickup on the steep slope, according to the 25-year-old driver.

 

Rescue workers were called to the scene, in Soi Suksan 1, on the east side of the hill between Chalong and Kata, at about 10:50am.

 

At the scene was a White Bangkok-registered Toyota pickup truck on its side in a ditch some 10 metres from the roadside down the steep hill.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/dangerous-driver-brakes-blamed-for-pickup-landing-in-phuket-jungle-69904.php#iIfUzSqoCGUkLa4t.97

 

 
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