Driver breaks both legs after his pickup truck crashes into a tree in Chonburi

PHOTO: Sawanghet News


A twenty-five-year old driver sustained serious injuries after his pickup truck slammed into a tree 500 meters before arriving home in Panat Nikhom, Chonburi last night.

The Panat Nikhom Police and Sawanghet rescue workers were notified of the accident at 9:00 PM on Thung Heang – Panat Nikhom Road.

They arrived at the scene to find a heavily damaged pickup truck near a tree on the side of the road.

PHOTO: Sawanghet News

The driver, Mr. Likit Thongpang, 25, was stuck inside the cab. It took about 20 minutes for rescue workers to free him with a hydraulic cutter.

He had broken both legs. He was taken to a local hospital for medical assistance. Local residents told rescue workers that the driver is a local here and his house is only 500 meters from the scene.

Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident.

PHOTO: Sawanghet News

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SOURCE: Sawanghet News

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.