Taxi Passenger Dead, Driver Seriously Injured, After Container Falls From Truck in Bangkok

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Bangkok –

A passenger died while a taxi driver sustained severe injuries after a container which became loose and fell from a trailer truck hit the taxi on a motorway in Bangkok.

The Lat Krabang Highway Officials were notified of the accident on Saturday night (September 30th) on the Kanchanaphisek Motorway.

First responders arrived at the scene to find the container on the road and nearby was the wrecked taxi. An unidentified female passenger, aged 40, was found outside the taxi. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. The taxi driver had sustained severe injuries and had become stuck in taxi during the accident, his name and age was not immediately available to the press.

A second taxi passenger, only described as a 45-year-old male, sustained minor head injuries. Meanwhile, the trailer truck driver and his passenger, described only as his daughter, sustained minor injuries as the truck crashed into road barriers following the container falling from the vehicle. All the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The Thai Highway Police told Thai media that CCTV footage shows the container fell off from the truck before bouncing onto the opposite lane, crossing the central reservation, and hitting the taxi. Police are continuing their investigation for further potential legal action.

Goongnang Suksawat
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.