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17 July 2014 :: 03:07:22 am 90011

Train Collides With Pick-Up Truck In Pattaya

A train which was pulling an empty gas tank has collided with a pick-up truck as it crossed a rail crossing. Local people who witnessed the accident told the police that there have been 5 accidents like this in the past due to there being no warning lights or barriers.
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PATTAYA – July 15, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 10.30 p.m., Pol.Col. Tharmmanoon Mankhong (Superintendent of Banglamung police station, Chonburi province) was notified that there had been an accident involving a train which had collided with a pick-up truck injuring many victims on a rail road crossing at Ban Nong Sa Dao near Pattaya, Moo 4 Tambon Banglamung, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, so he rushed to inspect at scene.

 

At the incident the officer found a black Isuzu pick-up truck, license no. Phor Phor 5169 Chonburi, which had been hit by a train that was pulling an empty gas tank that, belonged to PTT Public Company Limited. The pick-up truck had been flung into the nearby bushes approximately 50 meters form the impact.

 

Also at the scene where 5 people who had been injured so the rescuers of the Sawang Boriboon Tharmma Satharn Foundation, Pattaya city, sent all of them to Banglamung hospital, 2 of them were severely injured, identified as Mr. Wanit Boon-oum, aged 30, and Mr. Natthaphon Rian-ngarm, aged 20.

 

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Mr. Sornchai Phothong, aged 29, the pick–up truck driver), who was slightly injured told the police that when they arrived at the rail crossing there was no flashing warning lights and the barrier was still up so they just drove across as normal when suddenly the train appeared and smashed into them wrecking the pick-up and injuring everybody inside.

 

Mr. Surin Koson, aged 54, the train driver, said that he was driving the train and was pulling an empty gas tank from Chachoengsao province in order to fill it with gas at Ban Rong Poh, Amphur Banglamung in order to take it to Khon Kaen province but when he arrived at the incident point the pick-up truck drove in front of him causing the crash.

 

A group of local people in the area said it was the fifth incident due to there being no warning lights. The local people said that they want the train officials to install flashing light signals as soon as possible before another accident happens of somebody is killed.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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