Thursday, 5 May 2016

5/05/2016 02:25:00 am
Phuket police are hunting for two people who were involved in a road rage incident on Tuesday afternoon that seen a family hospitalized after one of the young men throw a rock at their car, causing it to crash into a power pole.

The incident was captured in its entirety on CCTV and shows one of the men get off a motorbike to confront the driver of a white Mazda but without luck as the car drove off with the young man in pursuit.

However, the driver did a u-turn a short distance along the road that didn’t go unnoticed by the angry biker who lifted a rock from the roadside, cut through the speeding traffic and launched it at the moving vehicle with some accuracy causing the driver to lose control of the car and hit a power pole.

The driver, Mr Jatuporn Kanpai, 25, and his year old daughter suffered minor injuries with his wife, Sunisa Kongkam, 22, reported to have suffered a broken leg in the accident. All three were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The incident happened on Thepkasattri Road in Koh Kaew just after 1pm. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward in a bid to identify the pair.

UPDATE: Road rage rock thrower caught

A motorcyclist and a car driver briefly exchanged heated words on hot Tuesday afternoon. The argument ended abruptly as the car drove off and made a U-turn. The angry biker picked up a rock and threw it at the car.

The driver lost control of his car and crashed into a power pole. The driver, his wife and child in the car were injured. The biker and a female pillion rider fled away.

However, the road rage incident was caught on a closed circuit television camera, leading Phuket police to arrest the rock thrower on Tuesday night.

Anucha Yeemuda, a 21-year-old Phuket native, told police that he and his friend were heading to Muang district before the incident.

The car cut sharply in front of him so he decided to follow it. As the car slowed down, he told the driver to drive safe. The car then cut in front of him again and the driver shouted: “You might not die a natural death.”

“I was enraged. I picked up a rock, rushed to the traffic island and threw it at the car to vent my anger,” Mr Anucha said.

He said he later decided to surrender to police because he felt guilty and he did not want to tarnish the image of the tourism destination.
Source: Stickboy BKK & Austria News

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