Fatal crash in Samut Prakan as pickup hits pole in rain

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A tragic accident occurred early yesterday morning when a company employee lost control of his pickup truck on a slippery road in Samut Prakan, slamming into a streetlight pole and suffering fatal injuries. The incident took place at approximately 6am near Bangpu Recreation Centre, along Sukhumvit Road.

At the scene, emergency services discovered a Toyota Vigo with Nakhon Sawan license plates, its driver’s side crushed against a light pole. The heavy rain had made the road treacherously slick, leading to the vehicle’s fatal swerve.

The 26 year old driver, identified only as Wasin was pronounced dead at the wheel. Rescuers from the Samut Prakan Ruamkatanyu Foundation had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to extricate his body, a task that took over 30 minutes.

Wasin’s injuries were extensive, with significant wounds to his face and body. Wutichai Chaidarun, an official from the Samut Prakan Ruamkatanyu Foundation, recounted that the pickup was travelling towards Paknam at high speeds during a commute to work when it encountered the downpour, causing the road to become slippery.

The truck spun out, climbed the curb onto the footpath, and then collided with the streetlight pole with such force that it resulted in the immediate death of the driver, reported Khaosod.

Wasin’s tragic fate has deeply affected the local community, serving as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by adverse weather conditions and prompting calls for more rigorous road safety measures and better awareness campaigns on the risks of driving in heavy rain.

The loss of a young life in such a sudden and violent manner underscores the need for all drivers to exercise caution and prioritise safety above all else when behind the wheel.

The police continue their investigation into the incident, and further details will be made available once the CCTV footage has been fully analyzed.

The exact circumstances leading up to the crash remain unclear, but authorities are committed to uncovering the truth and ensuring that lessons are learned to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

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