Driver Dozes Off and Plunges into Median Near Pattaya

Pattaya —

A Thai driver traveling from Chonburi’s Bowin sub-district to Rayong province plunged into a ditch in Banglamung district and suffered non-fatal injuries. The driver reportedly admitted that he had dozed off while driving.

A black Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck veered off Highway No. 331 near the Forest Department inbound to Sattahip district before crashing into a road railing and plunging into a ditch dividing the road. The accident occurred at 3 AM today, May 1st, in the Khao Mai Kaeo sub-district, Bang Lamung district, Chonburi.

Sawang Boriboon rescuers liberated the Thai driver, Mr. Sakchai Phleaplu, 43, who was trapped in his car wreckage. The man felt tightness in his chest, so he was transported to a nearby hospital.

According to Huay Yai Police who responded to the accident, Mr. Sakchai told them that he was heading back to his home in Rayong after watching Mor Lam (a traditional style of music from Northeastern Thailand) in the Bowin area. He then fell asleep at the wheel and crashed.

Police were investigating the accident.

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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.