Truck Crashes into Roadside Market in Sri Racha and Kills One Worker, Driver Claims He Got Cut off by Another Vehicle

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Sri Racha —

A truck driver claimed he was cut off by a pickup truck after crashing into several roadside vendors at a Sri Racha market and killing one migrant worker.

Bowin Police were notified of the accident on the 331 Road in the Bowin sub-district of Sri Racha district, Chonburi, last night near midnight, June 8th. The officers rushed to the accident scene with Ban Bueng rescuers.

At the market, police found a white Isuzu 4-wheeled truck surrounded by stalls and items that had been knocked over by the vehicle. The truck was damaged on the front. Four people (three females and one male) were injured by the accident and were transported to Laemchabang Hospital.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

According to Ms. Sarinya Suwannasri, owner of a restaurant at the market and eyewitness, she was closing her shop when she heard a loud noise coming from a distance. She then noticed the truck rapidly approaching her.

Ms. Sarinya quickly ran away to save her life. Unfortunately, her father was hit by the truck and suffered minor injuries. Two of her workers were also injured, and another worker from a nearby shop was seriously injured and later passed away at a hospital around 05:00 AM.

The deceased was later identified as Ms. Ray Yeon, a 41-year-old Cambodian worker.

An unidentified truck driver was questioned at the scene by police. He said he lost control of his vehicle after getting cut off by a pickup truck.

Police were reviewing CCTV footage of the accident.

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Aim Tanakorn
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