Nurse dies in Chanthaburi road accident on maternity leave

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A tragic road accident claimed the life of a young nurse who had only recently taken maternity leave. At 9am today, February 29, her car veered off course, hitting a man signaling for assistance before crashing into a roadside pole and falling into a drainage ditch. The nurse was pronounced dead at the scene inside her vehicle.

The incident occurred along the Sukhumvit Road in Chanthaburi, where the nurse’s car, a black Ford with registration number กต852 Chanthaburi, lost control and collided with the man and the signage pole. The force of the impact propelled the car into the adjacent drainage ditch, causing it to be severely damaged.

Emergency responders, including rescue teams from the Sawang Kotanyu Foundation and emergency medical technicians, arrived at the scene to assist. They found a 22-wheel truck that had also skidded off the road into the ditch.

The truck driver, approximately 50 years old, was urgently rescued from the ditch with a severely disfigured right leg and bone injuries. He was promptly given first aid and transported to the Phra Pokklao Hospital, reported KhaoSod.

The 33 year old nurse, identified as Piyaphichcha, was a practising professional at the pediatrics department of a local hospital. Her identity was confirmed through her official nursing ID found on the scene.

Witnesses of the accident, including a 36-year-old man identified only as Bee, reported that he and the injured truck driver were signalling to oncoming traffic to navigate around the truck when the nurse’s vehicle lost control and struck the man.

The extraction of the nurse’s body from the wreckage took rescue workers approximately ten minutes using specialised hydraulic cutting equipment. The body was then removed for a formal post-mortem examination.

The police are currently investigating the cause of the accident. They have taken photographs and gathered statements from witnesses at the scene as evidence. Following the investigation, the nurse’s body was transported to Phra Pokklao Hospital for a detailed forensic examination before being released to her family for religious rites.

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