PHUKET: Heavy downpours that have strafed the island since yesterday have seen wet roads overnight resulting in several accidents on the roads of Phuket.
Rescuers were called to the bend of Thepkrasattri Rd near the Tha Reua shrine, just south of the heroines monument, at 4:15 a.m., where a car slipped on wet pavement and struck a road sign by the side of the road.
Police and rescuers arrived to discover that a Honda City sedan registered in Phuket had sustained heavy damage after hitting a sign.
The driver, a man, was injured and rushed to Thalang Hospital, rescuers reported.
The car was taken to Thalang Police Station as police continued their investigation, noting that government property was damaged in the incident.
In Kamala, just 15 minutes earlier, rescuers were called on the Patong-Kamala road after a motorcycle struck a fallen tree across the road.
At the scene, rescuers discovered that Sumarin Sirisaen, 30, had suffered serious injuries. Rescuers administered CPR and an ambulance from Patong Hospital was called.
However, due to the severity of Ms Sumarin’s injuries, she was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, rescuers confirmed.
16-year-old Anucha Panyachai was also injured in the crash. He was unable to remember the crash, rescuers said.