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04 May 2013 :: 16:05:27 pm 74345

Drunk Cement Truck Driver Collides With SUV

Four people were injured, one of them seriously, when their SUV was broadsided by a cement truck at a Jomtien intersection. The truck driver was reportedly drunk. Residents said accidents often occur at the intersection with no traffic light, and people have died there.
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PATTAYA – May 4, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 2:30 a.m., a report of people being injured in a traffic collision that also damaged government property was received by Pol. Lt. Kwanchai Numkhanisorn, investigation police on duty, Pattaya police station, Dongtarn curve sub-branch. The rescue officers of Sawangboribultharmmasatharn Pattaya foundation were sent to the scene along with police.

The incident occurred at the intersection of second Jomtien road across from the Soi Boonkarnjanaram temple, Moo 12 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

At the scene, officers found an overturned 10-wheel cement truck lying on two severely damaged light poles. The NGV gas vehicle owned by a Sattahip company had spilled cement all over the road.

The truck driver, Mr. Amphorn Seukram, age 52, escaped from the truck with minor injuries and appeared to be drunk.

His cement truck had collided with a white 7-seat Chevrolet Captiva SUV carrying five passengers, and severely damaged the left side of the SUV. One woman was severely injured and three others had minor injuries.

The rescue officers hurried to send the victims to Bangkok-Pattaya hospital. The SUV’s driver, Mr. Khom Theppreechasakul, age 19, was not injured, but was badly shaken by the incident.

Bystanders told police that the mortar truck was traveling at a very high speed from Chaiyapreuk Road toward the intersection of Grand condominium. When it reached the intersection, a Chevrolet SUV going toward Jomtien beach drove across the front of the mortar truck.

The cement truck then rammed the middle of SUV with a very loud noise. The car spun around several times while the mortar truck overturned and smashed 2 light poles that got severely damaged.

According to local residents who have used the road for a long time, the traffic intersection lacks a light signal and there have been many accidents, some of them fatal. The city traffic department should hurry to install a traffic light, for the safety and convenience of tourists and local people who use the route, they said.

The police will restrain the 2 drivers to investigate and prosecute further according to the law.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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