Pickup truck full of durian gets stuck under Chonburi overpass, blames GPS, goes viral on social media

PHOTO: Wisarn Pu Chonburi Khaochad

Chonburi –

A female driver and her pickup truck full of durian got stuck under an overpass in Mueang Chonburi yesterday, blaming her GPS system, going viral on social media causing many comments and jokes.

The Mueang Chonburi Police were notified of the accident under an overpass on Road Number 7, Section 2, in Baan Suan yesterday (July 27th).

Police arrived at the scene to find the pickup truck which was full of durian stuck under an overpass with its front wheels up in the air. The incident caused traffic delays and to be backed up for a substantial distance.

The driver, Ms. Wanwisa Taewkratok, 32, told police, “I was heading to Rayong from Surat Thani to deliver durian. I was using GPS navigation and got lost on the way as it was incorrect.”

“I decided to drive backward under the overpass, following the GPS directions and did not think the truck was too tall for the area. Unfortunately, my truck became stuck.

“Mr. Udindet Ninkhao, 36, who is also a pickup truck driver delivering fruits had stopped to help me. He managed to help tow my vehicle out from under the bridge after about an hour.” Wanwisa concluded.

The pictures of the stuck truck, as well as the incident being blamed on GPS, went viral on some Chonburi social media, causing a variety of comments and memes.

PHOTO: Wisarn Pu Chonburi


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