Fish fiasco: Truck topples, fresh catch chaos on Pattaya highway

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A pickup truck overturned on Highway 331 near Pattaya on Monday, creating a spectacle that left fresh fish strewn across the roadway.

The mishap, occurring in Baan Pong Saket, Moo 5, Takhian Tia sub-district, Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri province, saw emergency responders from the Sawangboriboon Thammasathan Rescue Foundation swiftly rushing to the scene.

Upon arrival, rescue teams discovered a bronze Isuzu D-Max pickup truck, sporting Rayong registration plates, lying on its roof amidst the median strip, its frame bearing significant damage. Despite the wreckage, the driver, 40 year old Suwann Rirat, emerged unscathed from the chaos.

Recounting the event, Suwann revealed he was en route to the nearby Khao Mai Kaeo market with a haul of fresh fish from Chon Buri when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn, leading to the dramatic overturn. Miraculously, his seatbelt ensured his safety.

The aftermath saw an assortment of fish, frogs, and containers scattered across the thoroughfare, prompting authorities to swiftly set up warning signals to avert further mayhem while diligently clearing the road, reported Pattaya News.

Investigations are underway by the police to ascertain the precise cause behind Suwann’s loss of control, ensuring such piscatorial pandemonium is prevented in the future.

In related news, a pickup truck, a motorcycle, and a sidecar motorbike were involved in a collision on Pattaya-Na Kluea Road, Chon Buri. Rescue workers rushed to the scene just past midnight on February 27, following reports of a chaotic traffic incident at Soi Naklua 14.

Upon arrival, emergency responders were met with a tangled mess of vehicles and scattered debris strewn across the roadway. The collision had left three individuals injured, with one motorcyclist facing severe wounds.

In other news, a road accident at a scout activity in the district of Sadao, Songkhla province, claimed the lives of two individuals and injured 15 others on February 21. A pickup truck, driven at high speed, veered off course and crashed into a group of primary school students and their teacher, who were assembled at a roadside pavilion.

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