PHUKET: A Phuket City Civil Defense Volunteer died at the wheel of his car yesterday, possibly even before he crashed the car into a metalworks shop in Chalong at 3am.

Police at the scene suspect the driver Apinun “Nun” Chaibandit, 48, suffered a heart attack just before the crash.

The shop workers escaped harm by jumping out of the way as the car came towards them, police said.