Woman and pet dog survive after sleeping pickup truck driver crashes into her house in Chonburi

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Komkhaotuathai

Phan Thong –

A woman and her small pet dog have survived after a pickup truck driver who said he fell asleep at the wheel slammed into her house in the Phan Thong district.

The Phan Thong Police was notified of the accident at 5:30 P.M. Thursday (January 6th) on the Phan Thong – Baan Gao Road in the Baan Gao sub-district.

The police arrived at the scene to find the damaged pickup truck in a ditch. A house and three power poles nearby were damaged.

Ms. Angkana Saejan, 41, told TPN media, “I was sitting in front of the house when the accident took place with the driver plunging his truck from a curve into the home. I picked up the dog from nearby and ran away from the house. I was very lucky to escape because the pickup truck driver ran through the house and caused significant damage.”

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Komkhaotuathai

The pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld by law enforcement, stated to TPN media, “I fell asleep before I lost control of my pickup truck and crashed into the house and power poles.”

The Phan Thong Police said the driver is facing charges of reckless driving causing damage and was arrested at the scene.

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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, 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.