A collision between a minivan and a parked timber truck on Highway 36 in Chonburi resulted in injuries to two passengers on Wednesday evening, February 8th.
Responding to the accident at 7:16 PM, the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan rescue unit found a damaged minivan with 19 passengers onboard, two of whom required immediate medical attention. The remaining 17 were uninjured. They were moved to a safer location due to poor lighting at the accident site.
The minivan, operating on the Bangkok-Mabtaput-Rayong route, belonged to the Bangkok Bus Cooperative. It sustained significant damage to its windshield. According to the unidentified driver, while en route from Rayong to Bangkok, the bus struck the rear of a parked timber truck, waiting to turn on a poorly lit section of the highway. The timber truck, with unknown registration, then sped away.
The van driver contributed the cause of the accident to the truck’s lack of proper warning signals and limited visibility on the truck’s part.
The police are searching for the driver of the timber truck involved in the accident.