Driver survives after his crane truck overturns before catching fire in Ban Bueng


A crane truck driver has survived after his truck overturned and caught fire in Ban Bueng yesterday.

Rescue workers were notified of the accident at 8:00 AM on Soi Khao Din – See Kao Road in Nong Samsark yesterday.

Fire fighters, rescue workers and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the overturned crane truck which was ablaze on the side of the road.

It took about 30 minutes to control the fire. The driver, Mr Chanatip Sriboonrueng, 24, who had also sustained back injuries, was taken to a local hospital.

The driver told The Pattaya News “I tried to avoid a collision with another vehicle on the opposite lane. I lost control of my vehicle before it overturned and caught fire.”

“I believed that the fire started from a spark from the battery as I heard the sound of an explosion.”

However, the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation by police.


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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.