One dead, two injured after two vehicle collision in Chonburi involving broken down truck with no emergency lights

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Panat Nikhom, Chonburi-

A pickup truck passenger was found dead inside their vehicle and two other people have sustained injuries after a two vehicle collision in the Panat Nikhom district early this morning (October 29).

The Panat Nikhom Police was notified of the accident on Panat Nikhom – Nong Chark Road in the Thung Kwang sub-district.

Sawang Het rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the damaged pickup truck collided with the back of a much larger truck.

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The body of Ms. Thitima Boonjan, 28, was found stuck inside the pickup truck. Rescue workers used a hydraulic cutter to free her body from the vehicle. It is believed she died instantly in the accident.

PHOTO: Sawang Het News

Two other injured people from the pickup truck were named as Mr. Ittiphong Sangkaew, 42, the pickup truck driver and a three year old boy who had sustained various injuries. They were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.

The larger truck driver, who asked not to be named, said he was parked on the side of the road as his vehicle had broken down and was waiting for roadside assistance.

He claimed he put some tree branches on the road at the back of his truck to warn other road users but admitted the emergency light signals from the truck were not turned on.

He was reportedly sleeping in the truck when he realized that the smaller vehicle had crashed into his truck. He was not injured.

However police are continuing their investigation for further potential legal action and looking into why the larger truck driver had not turned on his emergency lights.

PHOTO: Sawang Het News

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