Intoxicated driver survives after flipping pickup truck while allegedly swerving to avoid a dog in Pattaya


An intoxicated driver has survived after his pickup truck flipped trying to allegedly avoid a collision with a stray dog crossing the road in the Pattaya area last night.

A video taken shortly after the accident by our associated staff is below:

Rescue workers were notified of the accident at 9:30PM in Soi Tung Klom Tanman in Nongprue.

Emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find an overturned pickup truck on the side of the road.

The driver, 34 year old Mr. Worawut Suwanthada who was admittedly intoxicated, had sustained several minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.

The driver claimed a dog had run in front of his pickup truck. He allegedly tried to avoid the collision before crashed into a tree.

This is the second accident in several days in which a driver claimed they were avoiding a dog which caused an accident. An incident with two British men this week was also allegedly caused by a dog.

More on that incident is below:

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