Train hits pickup truck with three people inside in Pattaya, driver was reportedly in a hurry, luckily no injuries


A train hit a pickup truck in Pattaya after the truck driver attempted to beat the train, stating he was in a hurry. All three people in the truck survived with minor injuries, but the driver blamed the railway crossing company for not giving notice of a train coming far enough in advance.

Rescue personnel from the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation responded to a car collision that took place at the Nong Phang Puay railway in the Banglamung District on Saturday, July 16th.

According to The Pattaya News reporters, a black Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck was found beside a railway with a demolished front. 500 meters away from the truck was parked a train numbered 4418 that ran from Bangkok – Phlu Ta Luang.

The train operators revealed that the train was heading to Bangkok and crashed into a pickup truck that tried to cross the track with no regard for the crossing.

“The truck front protruded on the track after failing to cross the track in time and led to this crash,” the train operators told The Pattaya News reporters.

The truck driver Prasert (last name withheld), 54, and his three passengers sustained minor injuries and refused to be taken to a hospital. Prasert claimed that he was in a hurry and that the railway crossing time and warnings were too short, causing his truck to get hit. Prasert also felt the train was coming too fast.

As of press time, Pattaya police were reviewing CCTV footage to pursue legal action against the driver.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.