Pickup truck carrying six monks in Chonburi crashes into power pole, one monk injured

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

Ban Bueng –

One monk and a hired driver have sustained injuries after their pickup truck crashed into a power pole in Ban Bueng.

The Ban Bueng Police were notified of the accident in the Nong Iroon sub-district earlier this weekend.

Law enforcement arrived at the scene to find a navy blue pickup truck had slammed into a power pole, with multiple monks standing around the scene of the accident.

A Laotian monk, named ‘On’, 24, had leg, shoulder, and head injuries. He had been sitting next to the civilian driver. He was taken to a local hospital, luckily, five other monks inside the back of the pickup truck had not been injured and were only slightly shaken from the incident.

Mr. Tawee Kerdpang, 69, the hired driver who had sustained moderate injuries told rescue workers on his way to a hospital, “There was a hole on the road which we hit, causing me to lose control and crash into the power pole.”

Ban Bueng Police are inspecting the nearby roadway for the pothole named by Tawee. The exact temple the local monks belonged to was not named.


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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.