Many People Injured in Minivan-Pickup Truck Collision Near Pattaya

Pattaya —

At least four people were injured when a minivan carrying 10 officials from Lampang province was collided into by a pickup truck in the middle of the night today, July 12th.

The accident took place on Highway 36 in the Nong Pla Lai sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Sawang Boriboon rescuers rushed to the scene of the incident after receiving the notification.

At the incident site, the rescuers found a gray Toyota Vigo pickup truck had crashed into the middle section of a gray Toyota minivan. The driver of the truck, Mr. Thaweechai Yiamchaipoom, 33, suffered a non-life-threatening fractured skull. His four passengers, however, did not sustain injuries.

As for the van, the rescuers found ten government officials (8 men and 2 women) from Lampang province trapped inside. Three unidentified victims in total sustained injuries. The rescue team performed medical aid before transferring the injured individuals to the hospital.

According to the truck driver, Mr. Thaweechai, he was headed home from work when the minivan suddenly made a turn on the road, leading to the collision. He claimed that he tried to brake but it was unsuccessful. Footage from the minivan dash cam also confirmed Mr. Thaweechai’s claim.

The police are investigating the incident.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.