Nine people injured after pickup truck collides with passenger minivan in Sri Racha

PHOTO: Pure Yiang Tai Si Racha Bypass 3

Sri Racha –

Nine people have sustained injuries after a pickup truck collided with a minivan in the Sri Racha district this morning (February 23rd).

The Nong Kham Police was notified of the accident at 6:50 A.M. on Sukha Phiban Road 8 (Bueng – Pak Ruam) in Bueng sub-district.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the damaged minivan and the damaged pickup truck on the road. The van driver, identified only as Mr. Asipong, 50, and his eight passengers which were seven women and a man all sustained various injuries. The passengers were local factory workers who were being transported between work sites but were instead rushed to a medical facility. The names of the passengers were not immediately released by Nong Kham Police.

The pickup truck driver, Mr. Rittirong Wanna, 37, reportedly admitted to falling asleep at the wheel before losing control of his pickup truck and slamming into the minivan in the opposite lane.

Rittirong was not seriously injured and according to Nong Kham Police will face multiple charges of reckless driving for the accident. The passengers and driver of the minivan remain at a local hospital as of press time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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.