Pickup truck overturns in Pattaya area, driver blames wet road and says wasn’t his fault

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Banglamung, Chonburi —

A pickup truck overturned in Chonburi reportedly due to a wet road.

Nongprue police and rescue services responded to a road accident on Road Number 36 in the Pong subdistrict of Banglamung, Chonburi, today, September 1st.

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The car was a black Toyota Cab pickup truck. It was found overturned on the grassy side of the road with 36-year-old driver Ekapong Phutthawong, a Nan province native, trapped inside with his unidentified female friend.

The rescue services took a few minutes to free the two victims. The woman said she felt tightness in her chest, so she was taken to Banglamung hospital along with Ekapong.

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According to a police report, Ekapong was driving from Sri Racha to get to his home in Rayong province. He claimed that the rain was pouring at that moment and caused his truck to spin. He then crashed into a lamppost and overturned. He claimed the issue was not his fault, but the fault of the rain and wet road.

Nongprue police said they would review CCTV cameras to find the cause of the accident.


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