Man Killed in Fiery Car Crash in Pattaya on Motorway

Pattaya —

A car crashed into a street barrier on the Bangkok-Map Ta Phut Motorway near Pattaya before bursting into flames. The driver was tragically burned to death, said law enforcement.

The incident occurred at around 5:40 AM on Friday, March 15th, 2024, near kilometer marker 120+700 in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Pattaya Rescue Unit and the Highway Rescue Unit responded to the accident upon receiving the report.

Upon arrival, authorities found a Honda HRV sedan engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the blaze after nearly 20 minutes, but the vehicle was extensively damaged. A badly burned, unidentified male body was found deceased inside the car.

Mr. Wasan Semaaming, a rescue volunteer, told The Pattaya News that he saw smoke and flames from the car while driving towards Sri Racha. He stopped his vehicle to assist the driver and found the victim conscious and attempted to honk his car for help inside the wreckage.

Mr. Wasan attempted to open the door but was forced back by a sudden explosion that intensified the fire. Unable to reach the victim, he called for emergency services.

Banglamung police are investigating the cause of the accident via CCTV footage. The body was transferred to the police hospital to be identified.


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