Lorry driver survives crash while transporting corn, credits protective spirit

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A lorry driver miraculously survived after losing control and crashing his pickup truck, loaded with corn, into a tree in Thailand‘s Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The driver, 27 year old Patinya Muangsri, was unharmed during the incident, while his girlfriend sustained a minor injury.

The accident occurred along Phet Kasem Road, near kilometre 314 in Nong Bua Village, Kho Lak, Mueang district of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Upon receiving the report, Royal Thai Police and Sawang Prachuap Foundation Rescue arrived at the scene to investigate and provide first aid assistance.

The vehicle, a white Toyota Hilux Revo pickup truck with license plate ผข 3102, was laden with sacks of corn. After the crash, the vehicle was found overturned in the middle of the road with its front side heavily damaged. Corn cobs were also scattered around the area.

A female passenger, seated on the left, suffered a minor injury to her right shoulder but declined any further medical support. The driver, Patinya Muangsri, from Surat Thani, escaped without any injuries. Upon inquiry, he admitted that he had been hired to transport corn from Nakhon Ratchasima to a market in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Patinya travelled this route several times in the past and experienced a similar incident when his tyre burst. This time, he dozed off for a moment, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree and sustain significant damage. He had stopped to rest at a nearby designated spot mere minutes before the accident occurred.

Despite not wearing a seatbelt, Patinya was left uninjured and believed that the spirit of his deceased grandmother, whose framed bone he kept inside the vehicle, protected him during the accident. Patinya shared a deep bond with his grandmother, who raised him since childhood, and felt that her presence continued to bless and keep him safe.

Many Thais hold beliefs related to ghosts and spirits of their ancestors.

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