Tourist run over by jet-ski jeep in Phuket

A tourist was run over by a vehicle towing a jet-ski trailer on a Phuket beach on Tuesday, prompting jet-ski management and a safety meeting this afternoon.

The Phuket Gazette was notified of the incident by a foreign man, who asked not to be named, who witnessed the incident on Kata Beach. A woman was run over by a black jeep towing a jet-ski trailer while on her mat in the shade up by the sea wall on Kata Beach, he said. The vessel had been unloaded in the water line 60 meters from the wall. [There was] no reason for the jeep to be up that high as there was plenty of room to turn 360 degrees without any manoeuvring to return to the ramp.

The woman suffered only minors bruises on her leg, said Jirawut Veerakarn, president of the Kata-Karon Jet-Ski Club. Karon Municipality Chief Administration Officer (Palad) Weerasak Anekwongsawat had not yet been told about the accident but vowed to look into the problem and to help support better beach security.

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