Man dies after parking his car on a roadside to relieve himself before another vehicle crashed into him in the Pattaya area

Banglamung –

A 45-year-old Thai man has been pronounced dead after he parked his car on a roadside to answer the call of nature before another vehicle crashed into him in Banglamung.

The Highway Police were notified of the accident at 1:00 A.M. early this morning (December 11th) on the Motorway Pattaya- Map Ta Phut Road in Nongprue.

Emergency responders and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find two damaged sedans. The surviving driver, Ms. Wanpen Tanajaroenchai, 40, was at the scene.

The other driver, Mr. Tarathep Kruaariya, 45, had sustained severe injuries outside his sedan. He was pronounced deceased upon arrival at a local hospital.

Two other injured people inside the sedan were found who were Ms. Arthitaya Jankana, 44, and a nine-year-old girl.

A third passenger was uninjured, but asked not to be identified, and told The Pattaya News that Tarathep’s vehicle stopped on the roadside to allow both men to relieve themselves.

Mr. Tarathep was doing his business in front of his sedan while his friend was doing his business behind the guardrail before the other sedan crashed into the back of their sedan and then hit Mr. Tarathep.

Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident for further potential legal action.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.