Tourist’s car wheel trapped in poorly covered sewer hole in Sattahip

A peculiar incident unfolded on Monday when an unsuspecting tourist found his car wheel ensnared in an inadequately covered sewer hole on Bang Saray Beach Road, in Sattahip, Chon Buri province. Local media outlets reported this event as it happened under the veil of the previous night.

On arrival at the scene of the incident, emergency responders came across a Thai man, whose identity remains undisclosed, standing beside his Suzuki Swift car. The vehicle was partially lodged in the sewer hole, with the front left wheel trapped inside.

The tourist explained to the rescue workers that he had been driving his car as usual when he encountered the ill-covered sewer hole, causing his car to become entrapped.

With their concerted efforts, the rescue workers managed to hoist the car out of the sewer hole. However, the car did not escape the ordeal unscathed and suffered minor damages. The tourist expressed his gratitude to the rescue workers for their timely assistance before driving away.

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In conversation with reporters, the tourist shared that the darkness of the night played a role in this mishap, as he failed to spot the sewer hole while driving along the road. He argued that the absence of any warning lights or adequate signage around the hole contributed to the incident.

The only indication of the hole’s presence was a small sign, which proved insufficient, reported Pattaya News.

He appealed to the concerned authorities or the contractor to install warning lights near the location to avert similar incidents in the future. Safety measures like these would help prevent unsuspecting drivers from falling prey to such hazards, ensuring a safer driving environment for all.

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In related news, a collision between a pickup truck and a semi-trailer truck at the weekend led to a fiery blaze that destroyed the pickup, while the truck driver and a 10 year old boy survived the incident in Chon Buri, Thailand.

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