Seven People Injured After Minivan Crash in Mae Hong Son

PHOTO: Thai jaturapon / NBT Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son –

Seven people have sustained injuries after a minivan carrying Thai tourists slammed into a tree in Mueang Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand.

The Mok Jam Pae Police were notified of the accident on Friday (October 20th) on No. 4001 Road (Pa Peak – Top Sok Road) in Mok Jam Pae. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene at a road curve 500 meters before the Pa Suea Waterfall.

The damaged minivan had plunged into a tree. Two people including the minivan driver sustained moderate injuries while five others sustained minor injuries. They were all taken to a nearby hospital. Their names were not disclosed by emergency staff.

Emergency responders told Thai media that the minivan was carrying Thai tourists from Sing Buri for travel in Mae Hong Son. When they arrived at the curve in the road, the driver, who was not familiar with the road, lost control of the minivan before colliding with the tree.

PHOTO: Thai Jaturapon / NBT Mae Hong Son
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.