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A foreign man died in a serious crash on Sator Curve, between Kata and Chalong yesterday (June 4) at 5.30pm, when a cement mixer tipped over and landed on top of his car, crushing it.
Karon police said that they had questioned Chart Jabjit, 58, the driver of 10-wheel Natthapong Concrete cement mixer, who told them that a motorbike had crossed his path cauing him to brake abruptly and swerve to avoid hitting the motorcyclist.
The cement mixer tipped over and landed on top of the foreigner’s car, which was travelling in the opposite direction.
The foreigner died instantly. Kanyanit Choksawat, 41, was injured when her pickup truck, which was travelling behind the foreigner’s car, was also hit by the tumbling cement truck.
She was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment. Police, Phuket Ruamjai Foundation and other officials had to bring in a crane to lift the concrete mixer off the car so that they could retrieve the foreigner’s body, which was also sent to Vachira to await instructions from his family.