Man dies after pickup veers off Samut Songkhram road

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A 34 year old man tragically lost his life after his pickup truck veered off the road and crashed into a barricade, ejecting him through the rear window. The accident happened at around 2.30am today, June 14, on Samut Songkhram-Bang Phae Road, heading towards Mae Klong.

Police Lieutenant Pongporn Taowarod, Deputy Inspector at Amphawa Police Station, was alerted to the incident and arrived at the scene with a medical team from Amphawa Hospital and rescue workers from the Samutratchen Foundation.

At the scene, a grey four-door pickup truck with Bangkok licence plates was found in a roadside ditch, with a metal barricade impaled through the front of the vehicle and out the rear window. The body of the driver, Nutchayapong, lay next to a nearby house. He had severe head injuries and broken limbs, with bone fragments scattered around.

An eyewitness, 43 year old Phinyo Phumra, recounted that he was watching television when he heard a loud noise. Upon investigating, he discovered the pickup truck had lost control and crashed, with the driver ejected from the vehicle and landing outside his house. Phinyo was shocked and immediately called the authorities.

Phinyo described the moment he heard the crash.

“I was watching TV when I suddenly heard a loud noise. I rushed out and saw the pickup truck had veered off the road and crashed. The driver was thrown out and landed near my house. It was shocking.”

Initial investigations suggest that Nutchayapong was driving on a dark road where streetlights were out over a long stretch. He may have been unfamiliar with the road or fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to lose control and crash.

The Thai rescue services transferred the body to Somdet Phra Phutthaloetla Hospital for an autopsy and to facilitate the return of the body to his family. Further investigations are underway to determine the exact cause of the accident, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

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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