32-year-old man survives harrowing accident causing his truck to overturn and set on fire in Chonburi

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

Chonburi –

  A container truck driver suffered only minor injuries after his truck overturned and caught fire in Mueang Chonburi yesterday evening.

Rescue workers were notified of the accident yesterday (April 19th) near dusk on the Motorway Frontage Road in the Nong Kangkok sub-district.

Firefighters, TPN media, and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the overturned container truck which was ablaze on the road. It took about 20 minutes to control the fire, which caused substantial damage to the engine of the vehicle.

The driver, Mr. Watcharapong Pawakho, 32, told TPN media while being treated for minor injuries at the scene, “I tried to avoid a collision with another vehicle that immediately came out from a smaller road in front of my truck. I lost control of my vehicle before it overturned and caught fire. Luckily, I moved out from the truck before it caught fire and suffered only a few scrapes, bumps, and bruises.”

As of press time, Mueang Chonburi police had not filed any legal charges in the incident.

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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 closing in on 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.