Man seriously injured after tire reportedly explodes in Chonburi

Chonburi –

A man has sustained serious injuries after his trailer truck’s tire reportedly exploded while it was being inflated in the Mueang Chonburi district.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident in the morning yesterday (April 8th) at a mechanical garage in the Don Hualor sub-district.

First response teams arrived at the scene to find Mr. Winai, 59, who goes by only one name, near the trailer truck which had one of its wheels removed. He had sustained severe head injuries and he was taken to a local hospital.

Mr. Yos, a witness and mechanic, told TPN media, “I was inflating the trailer truck’s tire after finishing fixing some holes on the tire. Mr. Winai, the driver, was wacthing nearby when the tire exploded. The wheel bounced before hitting Mr. Winai and he fell down to the ground. I didn’t mean to injure anyone, this was an accident.”

As of press time, Mueang Chonburi police agreed with Yos and had not pressed any charges.


Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and get all our news delivered to you in one spam-free daily e-mail Click here! OR, enter your e-mail below!

Help support The Pattaya News in 2022!

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.