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Phuket City Police are looking for the driver of the cement truck who ran away after he was in collision with a motorbike at 1pm yesterday.
Police, called to the scene, found the body of the student, Chalermchai Lakbaan of Talad Yai, lying under the truck, along with his bike. He had been run over by the truck. The truck driver was nowhere to be seen.
The accident took place in front of the Phuket Cement Co on Prachasamakee Rd in Rassada. CCTV footage from from nearby cameras is being studied by police in an attempt to identify the truck driver. Management of the company are also being asked to help.
Witnesses said that both vehicles were going in the same direction, from Boat Plaza, when the motorcycle sped in an attempt to pass the cement truck. At that moment the truck turned abruptly into Phuket Cement Co, across the path of the bike.