Trailer truck driver killed in Chonburi accident

PHOTO: Rescue Dragon (Nong Mai Dang)


A trailer truck driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after his trailer truck crashed into several road barriers before flipping over in Mueang Chonburi early this morning.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 5:30 AM on Burapha Withi Road in Klong Tamru.

The rescue staff arrived at the scene to find a flipped trailer truck on the road. Under the front of the truck rescue staff found the body of the driver, Mr Panuwat, 33. He had been ejected from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. No last name was given to The Pattaya News.

Mr. Pitiphong Kwanma, 37, who is another trailer truck driver with the same company said he was driving the other trailer truck following Mr Panuwat’s truck.

Mr. Panuwat’s truck had swerved and slammed into road barriers before flipping over. Pittiphong believed that Mr. Panuwat might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

However, Chonburi police are checking CCTV footage nearby to find the exact cause of the accident.

Story by The Pattaya News

SOURCE: Mueang Chon reporter, PHOTO: Rescue Dragon (Nong Mai Dang)

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.