One dead, one injured in six-vehicle accident that also damages grocery store and noodle shop in Si Racha

PHOTO: Pure Yiang Tai Si Racha

Si Racha –

One person is dead and another injured after a six-vehicle accident that also damaged a grocery store and noodle restaurant in Si Racha caused traffic disruptions for several hours yesterday.

PHOTO: Pure Yiang Tai Si Racha

Rescue workers reported they were notified of the major accident on the Si Racha – Hoopbon Road in the Nong Kham sub-district yesterday (March 8th). In the incident, a large trailer truck lost control, overturning and blocking the road, causing at least five other vehicles to collide with two of them crashing into a noodle restaurant and grocery store located on the side of the road. One of the vehicles hit a female patron of the noodle restaurant.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find an overturned trailer truck on the road which was blocking traffic in all directions. The truck driver, Mr. Adithep Buranpai, 41, was found deceased inside the cab of the vehicle with unspecified injuries.

Another female, aged 54, whose name was withheld at her request, had been eating noodles at a restaurant hit by the trailer truck and had sustained head and foot injuries. She was taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.

PHOTO: Pure Yiang Tai Si Racha

Five other vehicles, a grocery store, and a noodle restaurant were all damaged from the accident. The drivers of the other vehicles suffered no to minor injuries and declined hospital assistance.

PHOTO: Pure Yiang Tai Si Racha

Si Racha police are conducting a thorough investigation to find the cause of the accident as reports from bystanders and other drivers were conflicting over what exactly caused the major incident.

It took several hours for rescue staff to clear the wreckage and restore traffic to normal.

Story by The Pattaya News


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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.