Train smashes into car in eastern Thailand, 1 killed, 3 seriously injured

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A car crashed through a barrier and was hit by a train in Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand, at 2am today. One woman was killed in the crash and three more people are seriously injured.

Officers at Don Hua Lo Police Station received a report at 2am that a train had hit a car where the road and railway track intersect in the Don Hua Lo subdistrict in Mueang district. Police, doctors from Chon Buri Hospital and rescue workers rushed to the scene.

At the scene, officials found a destroyed black Honda sedan. Rescue workers cut two men and one woman, all seriously injured, out of the wreckage and took them to Chon Buri Hospital.

Officials found the body of the fourth passenger, a 35 year old woman, lying on the ground at the scene of the accident.

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A freight train was found 400 metres away from the car. The train, no.607, was carrying plastic from Map Ta Phut to Pa Wai in Lop Buri province, driven by train driver Karin Soranathuwanan.

As train 607 was approaching, staff member Tu Maneewan lowered the barricade to stop cars from crossing over the track. He said the sedan suddenly crashed through the barricade and was hit by the train.

Police said they will inspect CCTV footage to check the facts of the incident.

In May, a train hit a car killing a teenage girl in Chumphon province in southern Thailand. The railway crossing did not have any barriers.


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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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