One police officer killed, two more seriously injured after their patrol vehicle crashes during heavy storms in Rayong

Rayong –

A patrol police pickup truck from the Map Ta Phut Police Station rammed into high-mast lighting in Rayong during a heavy rain storm around midnight of Thursday, September 22nd, killing one officer and seriously injuring two more officers.

Map Ta Phut police officials and rescue volunteers arrived at the scene on Sukhumvit Road around 12:30 A.M. on Thursday after being notified of the road accident. Upon arrival, the patrol police car was found crashed into high-mass lighting in the middle of the road. Three injured police officers were stuck inside the vehicle.

The rescue teams then spent about an hour in the rain to cut through the vehicle with a rescue device and take the officials out. Unfortunately, one of the officials who was sitting in the passenger seat was pronounced dead while two who were seriously injured were immediately rushed to a local hospital.

According to local witnesses, the patrol car was driving with the siren blaring at high speed in the heavy downpour before reportedly losing control and crashing into the tall electric pole.

The injured officers were under medical treatment at a local hospital while the police investigation is undergoing. The officers involved in the accident were not immediately identified by Rayong police.

Photo Courtesy: Naewna


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.