PHUKET: A motorbike passenger was killed last night when her driver swerved to avoid a fallen branch, putting the vehicle in the path of a fast-moving pick-up truck in the north of Phuket.

Tah Chat Chai Police were notified of the accident on Thepkrasattri Road southbound at 9:25pm.

Arriving a the scene, just 50 meters from the Thepkrasattri Bridge off-ramp, police found the body of 57-year-old Lamied Thongthip on the pavement.