A tragic accident occurred in Lampang province, where a man lost his life and another was severely injured after attempting to move a broken-down pickup truck. Another truck, coming from behind, failed to notice the emergency situation and crashed into them.
On the evening of June 5, Ban Aeuom police station in Lampang was alerted to a horrific collision near Thung Fang bridge on the Lampang-Mueang Pan road. Police, medical examiners and Lampang rescue workers rushed to the scene. There they found a damaged Isuzu D-max pickup, license plate บว 3171 Lampang, with its front-left lights broken and dents on the side.
The lifeless body of Thong, 63 years old, was discovered lying face down in a pool of blood near the truck. Additionally, Nuek, 54 years old, was found unresponsive with both legs broken. Authorities quickly provided first aid and transported Nuek to the hospital. A Toyota pickup, license plate 4370 Lampang, was also found parked on the side of the road with the right-side door bent forward.
Preliminary inquiries revealed that the Toyota pickup had malfunctioned and was unable to start. Thong and Nuek were trying to push the vehicle off the road with the driver’s side door ajar and exerting force on the interior edge of the door. However, due to the lack of streetlights and darkness, another pickup following the same route collided with the door on the right side where Thong was standing, causing his immediate death. Meanwhile, Nuek, who was standing nearby, sustained critical injuries.
Police brought Prasert, 34 years old, the driver of the Isuzu pickup, to test for blood alcohol levels. No alcohol was found in his system. Authorities will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident before proceeding with any legal charges.
Yesterday, a 19 year old man tragically lost his life in a car accident, just days after his engagement. He was driving back home from his fiancée’s house when he crashed into a tree in the early hours of the incident.
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