Accidents in Phuket

Phuket is a holiday destination with a lot to offer. But the roads are very dangerous, and tourists and expats are the victims in many accidents.

2015

05 Dec 2015 – Phuket police smash drunk driving quotas
13 Nov 2015 – Phuket teen dies in crash with parked truck
11 Nov 2015 – Cop-slaying drunk driver hit with civil case
09 Nov 2015 – Drunk minivan driver kills Phuket police officer
06 Nov 2015 – Car crashes into Phuket International Airport, one injured
05 Nov 2015 – Six foreigners injured in high-speed Phuket taxi crash
02 Nov 2015 – Luck of the Irish: zooming tourist survives crash with speed limit sign
28 Oct 2015 – Phuket policeman killed in big bike crash
20 Oct 2015 – Phuket red-light runner killed, son injured
26 Sep 2015 – One dead, one injured in Kamala motorbike crash
22 Sep 2015 – Owner yet to come forward in Thalang bovicide
16 Sep 2015 – Two killed in head-on motorbike crash
07 Sep 2015 – Phuket underpass construction site gobbles up taxi
27 Aug 2015 – Czech man killed after night out in Patong
27 Aug 2015 – Chinese tourist runs over Phuket traffic cop
24 Aug 2015 – Pothole suspected in Phuket bikers death
01 Aug 2015 – Police arrest driver for death of 12-year-old
27 Jul 2015 – Russian faces charges in fiance’s death
27 Jul 2015 – Myanmar worker dies in road smash
23 Jul 2015 – Twelve hurt after truck flips in Thalang
23 Jul 2015 – Men flee scene of power-pole crash
20 Jul 2015 – Two seriously injured in truck crash
10 Jul 2015 – Successful fundraiser for Kiwi in coma
06 Jul 2015 – king News: Another two killed on Patong Hill
04 Jul 2015 – Patong Hill crash victim dies
03 Jul 2015 – Breaking News: Two seriously injured in Patong Hill crash
03 Jul 2015 – Two Myanmar workers killed in truck crash
02 Jul 2015 – Car flips inside Phuket underpass
27 Jun 2015 – Drug suspect flees police station, hit by bus
22 Jun 2015 – Motorists escape serious injury in chain-reaction crash
20 Jun 2015 – One killed, two seriously injured in Phuket motorcycle crash
18 Jun 2015 – Phuket hit-and-runner surrenders
12 Jun 2015 – Boy crushed to death by cement truck
01 Jun 2015 – Ghost riding motorist killed by pick-up in Phuket
23 May 2015 – Phuket reporter dies in Surat Thani car crash
18 May 2015 – Woman killed crossing Phuket road
18 May 2015 – Australian English teacher in coma after Phuket motorbike accident
18 May 2015 – Swiss national killed in Phuket car crash
16 May 2015 – Finnish man killed in Phuket
15 May 2015 – Woman dies in car crash on slippery Krabi road
12 May 2015 – Summons issued for dangerous Phuket driver
07 May 2015 – Asleep at the wheel: Krabi hotel employee killed in head-on collision
06 May 2015 – Boy, 5, killed in motorbike crash on Phuket bridge
30 Apr 2015 – Phuket airport taxi slams into 18-wheeler
28 Apr 2015 – Broken Phuket CCTV fail to capture footage of fatal hit-and-run suspect
27 Apr 2015 – Migrant workers injured as pick-up truck flips in Phuket
27 Apr 2015 – Russian man survives crash in tree, garden wipeout
25 Apr 2015 – Phuket big bike rider killed in Chumphon crash
23 Apr 2015 – Chinese tourists safe as car slams into Patong drain
03 Apr 2015 – Motorbike selfie raises fears over Phuket driver safety
30 Mar 2015 – Phuket man killed in motorbike crash with parked 18-wheeler
26 Mar 2015 – Two dead as ghost-driving pick-up slams head-on into six-wheeler
21 Mar 2015 – Teen dies in motorcycle crash
21 Mar 2015 – Chinese tourists safe after airport taxi slams into motorcycle, kills man
18 Mar 2015 – Helmet-less motorcyclist killed in Phuket crash
16 Mar 2015 – Phuket taxi slams into power pole
02 Mar 2015 – French expat killed in Phuket motorbike crash
28 Feb 2015 – Australian expat killed in Phuket motorbike crash
26 Feb 2015 – Man dies after slamming motorbike into parked trailer
15 Jan 2015 – Sausage delivery truck rams logging trailer in high-speed crash
09 Jan 2015 – Phuket driver’s licence tests start rolling toward privatization
03 Jan 2015 – Phuket tyre blowout throws driver, flips truck and dumps load

2014

25 Dec 2014 – Phuket uncle dies, nephew survives Christmas Day motorbike crash
25 Dec 2014 – Bus driver in Phuket crash tests positive for drugs
23 Dec 2014 – Breaking News: Bus crash on Kata hill
21 Dec 2014 – Pickup truck crash injures 19 Rohingya
19 Dec 2014 – Russian escapes death in 300m plunge from Phuket coastal road
15 Dec 2014 – Phuket sinkhole accident victim, Molly, 7, dies
13 Dec 2014 – Girl remains in ICU after truck crashes into Phuket sinkhole
12 Dec 2014 – Phuket hit-and-run kills one
11 Dec 2014 – Phuket truck slams into Patong Hill power pole after brakes fail
08 Dec 2014 – Speed warning issued after Phuket cop crashes car
08 Dec 2014 – Phuket motorcyclist killed in head-on collision
05 Dec 2014 – Phuket driver survives brutal truck crash after falling asleep
03 Dec 2014 – Pregnant mum survives horror Phuket crash
02 Dec 2014 – One dead, three injured in family trip to Phuket
26 Nov 2014 – Phuket truck driver charged over fatal motorbike collision
25 Nov 2014 – Phuket man killed in high-speed motorbike crash
20 Nov 2014 – Two men injured after losing control of truck on notorious Phuket curve
20 Nov 2014 – Four dead, 47 injured in Ayutthaya crash; Four dead as train hits car in South
20 Nov 2014 – Phuket cement-truck driver charged over fatal collision killing student
19 Nov 2014 – Phuket woman in ‘miracle’ survival of juggernaut hit-and-run
14 Nov 2014 – Police hunt for truck driver after teen crushed in fatal crash
13 Nov 2014 – Bangkok Hospital Phuket marketing manager dies in car crash
11 Nov 2014 – Phuket Police search for hit-and-run driver
29 Oct 2014 – Bus driver dodges charges for Patong hill killing
23 Oct 2014 – Phuket motorist run over, killed on Patong Hill
04 Oct 2014 – Breaking News: 6-wheeled Phuket truck kills two on Patong Hill
02 Oct 2014 – Phuket truck driver held after woman crushed by 18-wheeler
06 Sep 2014 – Phuket airport taxi driver charged with reckless driving
05 Sep 2014 – French tourist smashes motorbike through Phuket salon window
04 Sep 2014 – Sleepy Chinese tourist lands motorbike in Phuket roadside ditch
03 Sep 2014 – Bread truck kills man crossing Phuket road
28 Aug 2014 – Police warn Phuket motorists to be cautious in monsoon weather
17 Jul 2014 – Phuket bound bus kills three in Krabi
04 Jul 2014 – Driver escapes serious injury in Phuket pick-up truck flip
21 Jun 2014 – Brit expat takes out power pole in high-speed crash, escapes with life
16 Jun 2014 – Russian tourist dies after overshooting curve on wet Rawai road
16 Jun 2014 – Heavy weather continues: Two Phuket drivers escape injury as wind levels trees
14 Jun 2014 – Pick-up avoiding motorcyclist flips onto rocky Kalim shore
05 Jun 2014 – Swiss man crushed to death as cement truck tips on Karon Hill
04 Jun 2014 – Breaking News: At least one dead in Phuket cement truck smash
31 May 2014 – Irish teacher dies after motorbike crash in Phuket
21 May 2014 – Tourist killed in motorbike accident on Big Buddha Hill
17 May 2014 – Mathayom 6 graduates killed in Phuket hit-and-run
15 May 2014 – Phuket Tourist Police in fender bender on slippery road
08 May 2014 – Fast and Furious: Patong joy ride in boss’ car ends in crash
06 May 2014 – Russian escapes serious injury in drunken motorbike crash
03 May 2014 – Police rescue driver from mob after two killed at Phuket’s ‘hundred bodies curve’
30 Apr 2014 – Phuket ice truck flips, causes massive tailback
28 Apr 2014 – Phuket blockade over ‘100 bodies curve’
17 Apr 2014 – Phuket hit-and-run Russians now fugitives
17 Apr 2014 – Phuket survives Day 6 of Songkran road-safety campaign
16 Apr 2014 – Road death tally holds steady on fifth day of danger
15 Apr 2014 – Phuket Songkran road toll stands at 1 dead, 17 injured
11 Apr 2013 – Safe start to Songkran Seven Days of Danger
11 Apr 2014 – Phuket banker dies after car crashes into pond
07 Apr 2014 – Phuket official loses B4mn Benz in chicken run wipeout
09 Apr 2014 – 10-year-old taken off life support after Phuket motorbike accident
05 Apr 2014 – 10-year-old on life support after Phuket motorbike crash
03 Apr 2014 – Phuket motorcyclist struck and killed picking up his bike after spill
30 Mar 2014 – Phuket Poll: Better driver training best way to stop Patong Hill carnage
29 Mar 2014 – Police chase ends with ditched truck, seriously injured man
15 Mar 2014 – Dazed and confused: Danish expat crashes into Thalang store
15 Mar 2014 – Australian long-term expat dies after fall from motorbike in Phuket
14 Mar 2014 – Chinese tourists safe after brakes fail on Phuket’s Patong Hill
09 Mar 2014 – Phuket Opinion: Road safety: what we’re doing wrong
21 Feb 2014 – Frenchwoman in fatal crash identified as Phuket yacht staff trainer
21 Feb 2014 – Airport-bound foreigners safe after illegal taxi catches fire
20 Feb 2014 – Unidentified foreign woman killed in Phuket crash
17 Feb 2014 – Missing Phuket woman with Alzheimer’s killed in hit-and-run
11 Feb 2014 – One Phuket student killed, two injured in motorbike accident
09 Feb 2014 – Special Report: If there’s something strange and it don’t look good… who ya gonna call?
25 Jan 2014 – Thailand third worst in the world for road deaths; Phuket killing someone every three days
23 Jan 2014 – Swedish tourist dies in Phuket motorbike crash
20 Jan 2014 – Phuket garbage truck downs streetlight near airport
14 Jan 2014 – Fatal accident on Kata Hill raises concerns about Patong Hill bus ban
13 Jan 2014 – Phuket tour bus avoids car, but clips motorcyclist near Kata Hill
13 Jan 2014 – Running red: police probe deadly DJ Doris crash
12 Jan 2014 – Phuket’s Paul ‘DJ Doris’ Norris dies in motorcycle accident
04 Jan 2014 – Phuket Police aim to ID high-speed crash victim

2013
23 Dec 2013 – Ghost riding Russian injured in Phuket motorbike crash
22 Dec 2013 – Facebook group aims to keep Phuket visa runners safe
21 Dec 2013 – Cement truck juggernaut demolishes small car, driver safe [Video]
20 Dec 2013 – Phuket truck tumbles off Kata Hill
19 Dec 2013 – Moonlighting Phuket electrician falls asleep at wheel, kills motorbike driver
18 Dec 2013 – Phuket teen killed by water truck in front of unopened Makro Rawai
09 Dec 2013 – Phuket visa-run van crashes in Malaysia
07 Dec 2013 – Phuket road accidents claim lives of two men with same last name
06 Dec 2013 – Boy, 14, killed by Phuket tour bus
30 Nov 2013 – Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners
25 Nov 2013 – Six protesters injured in bus crash home, recovering in Phuket
21 Nov 2013 – Runaway Phuket Thai Post truck slams into cars on Patong Hill [Video]
18 Nov 2013 – Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on collision, police say
08 Nov 2013 – One killed in Phuket construction work truck crash
01 Nov 2013 – Phuket airport taxi collides with tipsy motorbiker
29 Oct 2013 – Traffic resumes after 10-wheeler flips on Patong Hill
25 Oct 2013 – Phuket hotel singer dies in visa run crash
17 Oct 2013 – One dead, one injured as Phuket locals head home from work
07 Oct 2013 – Helmetless motorbike driver dies on deadly Phuket road
07 Oct 2013 – No seat belts worn, but no fatalities after van flips twice
07 Oct 2013 – Tanker truck vapor prompts Phuket scare
04 Oct 2013 – Phuket tour bus driver flees the scene after killing pedestrian
02 Oct 2013 – Seat belt saves Phuket chief judge in auto wreck
26 Sep 2013 – Video Report: Driver trapped in car for 30 minutes after crash
23 Sep 2013 – Helmetless sidecar driver dies after big bike wipeout
19 Sep 2013 – Man decapitated in Phuket hit-and-run
12 Sep 2013 – Phuket storm pulls down pine tree, power cables
03 Sep 2013 – Australian tourist dies in Patong motorcycle crash
22 Aug 2013 – Same same, but different: Second crane collapses in Patong
21 Aug 2013 – Phuket teen swerves to avoid car making u-turn, dies in crash
19 Aug 2013 – Family escapes injury in Phuket tour bus shunt
15 Aug 2013 – Phuket nurse in ICU after high-speed car crash
12 Aug 2013 – 18-wheeled truck crash blocks traffic from Kamala to Patong
01 Aug 2013 – Radio DJ killed in Phuket hit-and-run
31 Jul 2013 – Phuket crane loses balance, operator flees scene of destruction
29 Jul 2013 – Belarus woman hospitalized in Phuket after slamming motorbike into tree
29 Jul 2013 – Phuket car care lasts 10 minutes
27 Jul 2013 – Phuket head-on collision claims lives of two sisters
27 Jul 2013 – Phuket traffic cop run down by speeding motorcyclist
26 Jul 2013 – Russian in lucky Phuket escape as car goes off-road, bursts into flames
26 Jul 2013 – Phuket policeman escapes injury after slippery road slams pickup into tree
22 Jul 2013 – Phuket boat captain charged for reckless driving resulting in death
22 Jul 2013 – Headstrong Phuket buffalo causes three accidents
16 Jul 2013 – Drunk driver walks away from motorbike crash with parked 18-wheeler
12 Jul 2013 – Swiss man breaks leg in fall from motorcycle
09 Jul 2013 – Relatives cry murder, Phuket police disagree
02 Jul 2013 – Phuket Police urge motorist safety as car flips into canal, more wet weather forecast
02 Jul 2013 – Phuket driver escapes injury as car slams into tree
25 Jun 2013 – Helmeted motorbike driver survives Phuket hill crash
24 Jun 2013 – Phuket temple visit postponed after car bursts into flames
20 Jun 2013 – Helmetless Phuket motorbike driver dies from head trauma
18 Jun 2013 – Phuket’s DJ Doris out of ICU
17 Jun 2013 – Young American dies in Phuket motorbike crash
15 Jun 2013 – One dead as Phuket pickup slams into tree
15 Jun 2013 – Phuket teens in gang attack, motorbike theft
09 Jun 2013 – Phuket Opinion: Stop the tour bus insanity
08 Jun 2013 – Video Report: Phuket slams the brakes on tour bus neglect
08 Jun 2013 – Phuket hotel manager, truck take 50-meter fall
05 Jun 2013 – Tour bus runs into Phuket home (pix
04 Jun 2013 – Russian tourists injured as Phuket tour bus slams into Patong house
31 May 2013 – Phuket driver escapes injury as car flips, plunges into canal
27 May 2013 – Gas tanker leaks 2.5km trail of fuel through Phuket Town
27 May 2013 – Phuket Brake Failure: 10-wheeler flies off Patong Hill
25 May 2013 –