One person injured after two trailer trucks collide in front of highway police checkpoint in Chonburi

PHOTO: Khaochad

Chonburi –

A 60-year-old driver became stuck inside his cab after two trailer trucks collided at a highway police checkpoint in Mueang Chonburi district.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident earlier this week on the Bypass Road in the Baan Suan sub-district.

The first response teams arrived at the scene to find two damaged trailer trucks on the road before a highway police checkpoint.

One of the truck drivers, Mr. Prasit Jarujit, 60, was stuck inside his cab. He had also broken his right leg. He was rushed to a local hospital for immediate medical assistance after rescue teams managed to successfully free him from his vehicle.

PHOTO: Khaochad

The other truck driver, who had not been injured, Mr. Detnikorn Saikrajang, told the associated Thai press, “A car in front of me had immediately stopped before the highway police checkpoint. As a result, I immediately stopped too. The trailer truck behind me driven by Mr. Prasit crashed into the back of my truck. The car in front of me left following the accident, although wasn’t directly involved.”

Highway Police will be using CCTV at their checkpoint to verify the statements made by Detnikorn and determine potential liability and legal charges. As of press time, Mr. Prasit was recovering from his broken leg.

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