Mercedes-Benz bursts into flames following collision with power pole in Chonburi, driver survives

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Sattahip, Chonburi —

A Mercedes-Benz sedan driven by a Thai woman caught fire after crashing into a power pole last night, November 23rd.

Plu Ta Luang firefighters and rescuers rushed to snuff out a fire that was engulfing a red Mercedes-Benz sedan wreckage at the entrance of the Naphaphan Land Village on Sukhumvit Road inbound to Rayong province.

The village was situated in the Plu Ta Luang subdistrict of Sattahip, Chonburi.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

The Thai driver, Ms. Jidapha Rungruangkon, 39, was rescued from her burning car in time and sustained non-life-threatening chest injuries. The firefighters extinguished the blaze in 30 minutes. Other than Jidapha, nobody was hurt, according to rescuers.

An unnamed eyewitness told local media that they saw Jidapha driving in the rain before she lost control of her sedan, started to spin, and then crashed into an electricity pole, causing her sedan to combust.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Plu Ta Luang police responding to the accident initially attributed the cause of the accident to a wet road and speeding. Though, the officers said they would gather more evidence and ask the injured woman for more information when she recovered.

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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.