Man perishes as van crashes into canal near Pathum Thani

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A tragic accident occurred this morning at 3.30am, when a man lost control of his vehicle, colliding with a parked pickup truck and crashing into a canal in Pathum Thani province, resulting in his death merely 1 kilometre from the safety of his home.

The incident was reported to Police Lieutenant Wutichai, who led the investigation at the scene.

The crash took place along a road adjacent to a canal in the Khlong Sam area. Upon arrival, authorities discovered scattered debris from a collision involving multiple vehicles.

A roadside food stall and an electricity pole were also damaged in the incident. A parked Isuzu pickup truck nearby was an innocent bystander of the ordeal, sustaining damages along the side of the car.

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Near the scene, parts of a vehicle, shattered glass, and license plates were found strewn about. Submerged in the canal was a Nakhon Pathom-registered Nissan van, flipped upside down with its wheels pointing skyward.

The driver, identified as 38 year old Thiptai, dressed in a black t-shirt and jeans was ejected from the vehicle and found dead nearby. Volunteer foundation workers subsequently recovered his body from the water.

The teenage eyewitnesses, 16 year old Suthirak and 17 year old Phonphol recounted seeing the van speeding before hearing the loud crash. They approached the scene on their motorcycle to find the vehicle in the canal and the man lying beside it, prompting them to alert the police.

The deceased’s driver’s wife, 37 year old Phattaratra stated that her husband had been visiting friends and was on his journey home when the unfortunate accident took his life.

Following the initial investigation, Police Lieutenant Wutichai of Pathum Thani documented the crash site evidence and coordinated with volunteers to transport the body to Thammasat University Hospital for further examination.

The wrecked vehicle was also scheduled for removal and storage for additional investigation, reported Khaosod.

The local community is reminded of the unpredictable nature of road accidents, and the importance of safe driving practices to prevent such tragic occurrences. Authorities continue to examine the events leading up to the accident to understand the cause and to prevent future incidents.

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