When pigs fly: Mercedes-Benz crash sends pork & workers flying

Image courtesy of KhaoSod

A rear-end collision involving a Mercedes-Benz and a pork delivery truck sent fresh pork and workers flying and left scattered all over the road, resulting in eight injuries yesterday in Nakhon Pathom.

At 6pm yesterday, police officer Yanapat Buajumras received a report of a car crash involving a sedan and a pickup truck on the inbound Phetkasem Road near the Klong Mai intersection in Sam Phran district, Nakhon Pathom.

Traffic police, rescue workers from Phran Phitak Foundation, and emergency medical teams from Sam Phran Hospital responded promptly to the scene.

The accident site revealed a severely damaged Mercedes-Benz with fresh pork chunks scattered across its front. Nearby, the rear end of a pickup truck with a Nakhon Pathom license plate, loaded with fresh pork, was found wrecked.

Eight injured individuals, five men and three women, all Myanmar nationals, were lying on the road. Rescue workers administered first aid and transported all of the injured workers to nearby hospitals.

Fresh pork and other perishables were strewn across the road, prompting coordination with the Sam Phran municipality to dispatch water trucks for cleanup. Preliminary inquiries indicated that the pickup truck had just returned from a market in the Phutthamonthon Sai 5 while carrying ten workers.

The truck had stopped at a red light and was accelerating when the light turned green, at which point, a speeding Mercedes-Benz collided forcefully with its rear, causing workers and pork to be ejected in various directions.

The police plan to interview the drivers and injured parties and review CCTV footage to ascertain the true cause of the collision, following up with appropriate legal procedures, reported KhaoSod.

In similar news, a six-wheeled truck suffered a frightening malfunction at 6.30pm yesterday, when its tyre burst while returning from marking traffic lines, resulting in one death and five injuries. The incident occurred on Route 344 in Chon Buri.

Thailand News

Ryan Turner

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