Pattaya Daily News

08 September 2012 :: 15:09:45 pm 66429

Woman Driver Rescued from Burning Car Wreck

Bystanders pulled an unconscious 32-year-old bank employee from a flaming car after it hit a light pole on Sukhumvit Road. She was seriously injured with bone fractures. The driver later said her momentary absent-mindedness caused the crash.
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SATTAHIP – September 7, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 2:30 p.m., an accident involving a car colliding with a light pole was reported to Pol. Lt. Col. Pornchai Kingsawat, investigation officer, Na Jomtien police station.

He rushed to the scene with the fire truck from municipal Tambon Khao Cheejan and the rescue officer from the Sawangrojjanathammasathan Sattahip foundation.

The accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road, number 3 km. 162/400 route Pattaya-Sattahip, opposite of the water park Cartoon Network, at Moo 8 Tambon Na Jomtien, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province.

At the scene, in the middle of the road there was a broken light pole, and a burning car, a white Toyota Vios, red license number KOR-8338 Bangkok.

The firefighters sprayed water for more than 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. The driver had escaped after bystanders assisted her from the car after the collision.

 

However, the female driver was severely injured with bone fractures. The rescue officer performed first aid and sent her to the emergency room at Queen Sirikit hospital.

The injured driver was identified as Ms. Kittiya Piromplad age 32, an officer at Thanachart bank, Central Pattaya branch.

One of the bystanders who helped Ms. Kittiya, was Mr. Roongroj Jitmoong, age 44, a construction supervisor working nearby who witnessed the accident.

Mr, Roongroj said he saw a car being driven at a high speed before losing control, and colliding with the light pole on the traffic island with a loud crash.

The car caught fire immediately, so he hurried to assist the driver who was unconsciousness. He and several others pulled the driver out of the car in time to save her from being burned to death.

Ms. Kittiya told police that she had been driving from Thanachart bank in Pattaya to service a bank customer at Bang Saray market in Amphur Sattahip.

While driving, she said she was momentarily absent-minded, which caused her car to collide with the light pole. Fortunately, the good people assisted her out of the car in time to save her life.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Community News

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