BMW flips after hitting old toll booth at Chaeng Watthana

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A black BMW crashed into an old toll booth at Chaeng Watthana, flipping over and injuring one person. The accident occurred when the driver momentarily took their eyes off the road.

Facebook page JS100 Radio reported that the incident happened yesterday at the old toll booth which has not been dismantled yet. The car, travelling at around 40 kilometres per hour to slow down for the toll, hit a concrete pillar in front of the booth, causing it to overturn.

Upon investigation, it was found that the vehicle was approaching the old toll booth between Chaeng Watthana and Ngamwongwan. The driver, briefly distracted, failed to notice the concrete pillar, resulting in the collision and the car flipping over.

Emergency services quickly arrived at the scene and transported the injured person to hospital. Traffic in the area slowed down significantly due to the accident, but the vehicle was eventually removed from the road, allowing traffic to resume, said an emergency services spokesperson.

“The vehicle was travelling at a reduced speed and still ended up flipping after hitting the pillar.”

The damaged car was later towed away, and the area was cleared for normal traffic flow. The police are now investigating the cause of the driver’s distraction and are considering measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The incident has sparked discussions online about the safety of old toll booths that have not been removed. Many netizens are calling for the dismantling of these booths to prevent further accidents.

“It’s crucial for authorities to take action on these old structures to ensure road safety.”

“Drivers need to be more cautious and aware of their surroundings to avoid such accidents.”

The situation has raised questions about the responsibility for maintaining and removing old infrastructure on roads and highways. While authorities are working to address these concerns, drivers are urged to exercise increased caution to prevent further incidents.

The injured individual is currently receiving treatment and is expected to recover. No further details about their condition have been released yet, reported KhaoSod.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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