Car Aquaplanes Killing DriverA car which was being driven at high speed aquaplaned across a flood in the road before hitting an electrical post killing the young driver.
PATTAYA – May 15,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 01.00 am Pol.Lt.Pongsawas Momungkhun-inspector of Na Jomtien police station- was notified that a car had lost control and collided with an electrical post on the Sukhumvt road. After notification the police officers and rescue team immediately rushed to the scene.
At the scene the officers found a Nissan March which was severely damaged and a broken electrical post. The car driver was identified as Mr.Sittidet Satchawatee aged 20 who was severely injured. The rescuers performed CPR on him before sending him to hospital where he later died.
Upon questioning an eyewitness he revealed that a broken drainage pipe had caused water to flood the road and the car which was travelling at high speed hit it causing it to aquaplane into the electrical post.
Pol.Lt.Pongsawas said that the official had notified the Water Authority to fix the drainage pipe urgently because they were afraid that another accident may happen. However, the officers had put a sign post in the road to warn drivers of the danger.