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04 February 2014 :: 13:02:58 pm 81938

Container Falls From Truck On Bridge Crushing Van Driver

A container truck which was being driven at high speed over a fly-over lost one of its containers which fell down onto a van that was being driven underneath crushing the van driver to death. The police rushed to the scene.
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PATHUM THANI – February 3, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.30 p.m. Pol. Lt. Theeradech Sangseekaew (Investigation police on duty of Pratunam Chulalongkorn police station) was notified that there was an accident involving container which had fallen off the back of a truck which was passing over a fly-over crushing and killing the driver of van which was travelling underneath. The accident occurred on the entrance route of Phaholyothin road at kilometer marker 32+100 (Ban Na Bus Terminal) Tambon Prachathipat, Amphur Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani province, so he rushed to inspect the scene together with the rescuers of Por Tek Tueng foundation, the rescuers of Nakhorn Rangsit Municipality, members of Yeaw Weha club of Pathum Thani province and the doctor on duty of Prachathipat hospital.

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At the incident in the right lane of the parallel road of the exit route on Phaholyothin road the officers found a white Toyota Commuter public van route Rangsit – Bangphlee, license number 14-7585 Bangkok, that had been crushed and the NGV gas at the back of the van was leaking so the officers had to close the NGV gas tank. The officers also found the corpse of the van driver in the driver’s seat which he was identified as Mr. Natthaphong Thimthongmak, aged 19, address 102 Moo 9 Tambon Tha Muen Ram, Amphur Wang Thong, Phitsanulok province. The rescuers of Por Tek Tueng foundation had to cut the body from the van. Nearby the van, the officers found a big red container which contained sawn pines also there was a Nissan Truck, license number 72-9257 Bangkok with its trailer, license number 76-9042 Bangkok, was parked on the grade separation and a Mr. Ronnachai Kidsom, aged 33, address 41 Moo 8 Tambon Sa-kard, Amphur Sangkha, Surin province, who was the truck driver, was standing waiting for the police.

Mr. Ronnachai said that he was driving from Ladkrabang District, Bangkok to take the sawn pines to the production factory at Thai market, Amphur Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani province and when he arrived at the incident point which was a newly constructed grade separation the road was uneven so he decided to swerve to prevent the truck from going off the side which caused the container to fall off falling approximately 15 meters to the road below crushing the van killing the driver.

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Pol. Lt. Theeradech Sangseekaew (Investigation police on duty of Pratunam Chulalongkorn police station) revealed that the driver will be tested for drugs and alcohol and will charge him with the allegation to be prosecuted further according to the Thai law.

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