Nonthaburi: Road accident leaves pickup truck driver seriously injured

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A pickup truck driver caused a serious accident by colliding with an electric pole, breaking through the wall of a company, and scattering the engine and vehicle parts across the accident scene.

The shocking moment occurred in front of a company on the Bang Kruai-Sai Noi Road, Sai Noi, Nonthaburi, yesterday at around 11.30pm. The authorities rushed to the site for an inspection following the report.

The Isuzu pickup truck, with registration number 3ฒศ1791 Bangkok, was found in a ditch by the roadside. Its front was heavily damaged, and the engine had come loose from the vehicle, penetrating the company’s wall. This impact had created two large holes approximately 1 metre wide in the wall.

Nearby, a severed light pole and parts of the pickup truck, such as wheels, a grille, a bumper and a car body cover, littered the road. The driver had been flung under the vehicle and was rescued by a good Samaritan before being rushed to Sai Noi Hospital.

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The 29 year old contractor, Chalermphon (surname withheld), suffered serious injuries and was later transferred to Phra Nang Klao Hospital.

The authorities questioned a 26 year old man named Rewee (surname withheld), who said he had heard the sound of a revving engine from the car behind him around 11pm while returning home from a friend’s house. After hearing the engine go silent, he didn’t pay much attention and continued driving.

After approximately 500 metres, the pickup truck in question overtook his. Rewee pulled over at a nearby convenience store, suspecting that the driver’s reckless driving might result in an accident. Shortly after, he heard a loud crash and discovered the same pickup truck had collided with an electricity pole and had fallen into the roadside ditch, with the driver trapped under the vehicle. He called for help from friends and his girlfriend who lived nearby, reported KhaoSod.

The police inspected the scene, took photographs for evidence, and are waiting for the driver to recover and be able to provide his account of the incident. They need to determine the cause of the accident as it has resulted in damage to both public and private property, and compensation will need to be paid. The wreckage was later towed away for further investigation.

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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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