Driver falls asleep at wheel in truck carrying hazardous chemicals, crashes on Banglamung road

Pong, Banglamung, Chonburi

A chemical truck driver suffered no injuries after his truck carrying flammable chemicals fell off the road when he fell asleep at the wheel in Banglamung this morning.

The Huayyai Police was notified of the accident at 8:30 AM on Road No. 36 in the Pong sub district.

Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the truck, carrying Hydrocarbon which is flammable, fell off the side of the road onto its side.

The surrounding area had been temporarily blocked. The driver, Mr. Eakkacahi Sampaoloi, 32, was waiting for Pong police at the scene.

He told police that he was traveling from Rayong to Samut Prakan. He admitted to falling asleep and running off the road. Fortunately, neither he nor the truck suffered serious damage in the incident.


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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.