Tourist Van Overturns in Pattaya, Driver Reveals Peculiar Cause

Pattaya —

A late-night incident on January 25th, 2024, saw a tourist van overturn in Pattaya, leaving the driver with minor injuries.

At 10:30 PM, the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation received a report of the accident, which occurred on Soi Pattaya Park off of Thappraya Road, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.

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Rescue teams and volunteers swiftly reached the scene and found a white Toyota minivan lying overturned on its side. The vehicle had sustained significant damage, but fortunately, there were no passengers inside.

The driver, Mr. Chaiyut Awampad, 53, stood at the scene with minor injuries. He informed authorities that he had just finished transporting Russian tourists to a hotel and that the van just “swerved unexpectedly” entirely on its own while exiting the alley, causing it to overturn.

The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation by the relevant authorities. Mr. Chaiyut is expected to cooperate with further inquiries to shed light on the circumstances surrounding 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.