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Driver killed after car hits barrier, plummets off Bang Na Expressway

Maya Taylor



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A 30 year old man has died, after the car he was driving crashed into a barrier and then plunged off an expressway, landing on its roof on the road below. Nation Thailand reports that the incident occurred on the Burapha Withi (Bang Na) Expressway, in the central province of Samut Prakan, just after midnight last night. The man has been named as Sawat Charnlekha.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a white Nissan Almera on its roof on Debaratna Road. The roof was completely crushed by the force of the car falling from the expressway above and rescuers had to use metal cutters to retrieve the victim’s body, which was sent to Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, where an autopsy will be carried out.

Several witnesses say the car was being driven along the expressway at high speed, when it lost control, slammed into a barrier, then flew off the expressway and landed on the road below. Police are reviewing CCTV footage of the incident as part of their investigation.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    S. P. Latter

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Darwin at work…stupid is, as stupid does! My condolences to the family, and a big thank-you that he did not kill anyone else!

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    A bit of bad luck there landing on the roof, otherwise he might have survived.
    Still, it seems as if he had it coming.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Play with fire, ya gonna get burnt.

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    brian mc

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12:02 am

    very fortunate it didnt land on any of the people standing there at that junction. some even standing in the road. why so many people standing in roads at midnight anyway?

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    Stefan Svensson

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:39 am

    never learn is the motto

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