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Chon Buri minivan lands in pond after SUV collision

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A minivan in Chon Buri’s Mueang district ended up in a pond after being struck by an SUV. Highway police were notified of the accident in the mid-afternoon on Motorway Road in Nong Kangkok subdistrict

Police, emergency responders and reporters arrived at the scene to find a damaged SUV on the road. In a nearby pond they spotted a white minivan. Rescue workers took about an hour to remove the minivan from the pond using a crane truck.

The minivan driver told The Pattaya News that he parked his van on the side of the road during a small rain shower and went for dinner.

He heard a loud noise and soon discovered that his van had been forced off the road by the impact of a collision with an SUV and into the nearby pond. Luckily, no one was in the van at the time of the crash.

The SUV driver, who was also uninjured, told The Pattaya News that there was water on the road and he had lost control of the SUV before colliding with the parked minivan.

This is the second incident in Chon Buri this week in which a driver blamed a slippery road. A previous incident, which stuck a pickup truck under a local overpass went viral on social media. Read more about that incident here.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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