Three injured after multiple vehicle crash in Chonburi

PHOTO: Sawang Uttayan Thammasatan Rescue

Pan Thong, Chonburi

Three people were injured today in a multi vehicle accident involving two large trucks and a motorbike.

The Panthong Police were notified of the accident at 3:30 PM on Panthong Bankao Road.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident to find a heavily damaged trailer truck. The driver, Mr. Somboon Ngatsantiea, 64, had sustained moderate injuries.

A second smaller damaged truck was found nearby. The driver, Mr. Tanakorn Sanema, 35, was stuck inside the cab but uninjured. Rescue workers used a jaw of life device to free Tanakorn.

A motorbike was also was found on the road. The driver, Mr. Poomthon Yomsri, 23, and his passenger Ms. Arreeya Jaruektham, 21, had both sustained injuries. They were all taken to a local hospital.

PHOTO: Sawang Uttayan Thammasatan Rescue

Witnesses told police that the motorbike driven by Poomthon reportedly made a sudden turn without warning. The trailer truck driver tried to avoid the collision but crashed with the smaller truck instead, slightly hitting the motorbike driven by Poomthon.

Pan Thong police are continuing their investigation for further potential legal action.

Story by The Pattaya News

SOURCE: Sawang Uttayan Thammasatan Rescue


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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, 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.