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1 dead, 2 injured, as out-of-control construction truck ploughs into family car

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A man has died, and his parents have been injured, after a construction truck lost control and ploughed into their car, crushing the vehicle and killing the 27 year old driver instantly. The Pattaya News reports that the truck also hit 5 other vehicles in the incident, which occurred in the Minburi district of Bangkok.

The truck driver, named as 41 year old Piean Sricharoen, says he was having problems with the truck’s brake booster while travelling from the central province of Saraburi. While attempting to emergency park in the middle lane to check the booster, the truck began to lose its balance, crashing into surrounding vehicles. One witness confirms the account, saying the truck began to sway back and forth before crashing into the victim’s car, crushing the vehicle, and causing a 7 car pile-up.

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and rushed the dead man’s parents to a nearby hospital. The truck driver has been charged with reckless driving causing death and is in police custody.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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  1. Sam

    Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Do they test for alcohol on the truck driver or just take his word he tells the truth?
    If the brakes failed then the company who owns that truck should be liable,
    Thai road laws are in need of serious overhaul by this Government but we wont hold our breath

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