Four Danish Tourists Injured after Minivan Crash in Phuket

Thalang –

Four Danish tourists have sustained injuries after a pickup truck crashed with their minivan taxi in Thalang.

The Thalang Police were notified of the accident at 9:30 A.M. on Monday (December 11th) on the Mueang Mai – Paklok Road in Thep Krasattri. Police, emergency responders, and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged minivan on the roadside.

Four Danish tourists in the same family were passengers in the minivan and had sustained injuries who were identified only as MRS. SANNE, 47, MR. JOAKIM, 55, MR. PAUL, 15 and MISS AGNES, 13. They were all taken to a nearby hospital.

Nearby, rescue workers found the damaged pickup truck whose driver was identified by police only as Mr. Sonthaya, 59, who had also sustained injuries.

The minivan driver was identified by police only as Mr. Kittisak, 23. He told police that they were coming from the Phuket International Airport heading to Ao Po Pier in Paklok. The pickup truck was coming from the opposite lane. The pickup truck was trying to overtake another vehicle in the same lane but crashed into the minivan instead.

The Thalang Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action.

This comes the same week as two Indian tourists dying in another minivan taxi accident in Southern Thailand.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.