Bangkok Police Officer Saves Van Driver’s Life with Quick First Aid Response


On March 23rd, 2024, Bang Sue police officers received a report of a van driver passing out at the steering wheel at Kamphaeng Phet Intersection, Chatuchak, Bangkok.

Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Kraisorn Phontan who was on duty at Kamphaeng Phet Intersection rushed to the incident scene and found the van driver having a weak pulse.

Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Kraisorn then reported the incident to emergency services and performed first aid for the van driver using an automated external defibrillator (AED) installed at the intersection.

The emergency services arrived at the incident scene and were able to perform CPR until the van driver regained his pulse before transferring him to Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok.

According to the police report, the van driver’s relative said the driver regained consciousness and fully recovered. The van driver, whose name was withheld by the police, reportedly had congenital diseases, insufficient rest, and variable weather conditions, causing him to faint, said the van driver’s relative.

However, the rapid response by the police officers followed a policy of the Superintendent of Bang Sue Police Station that emphasized performing their duty to aid people timely. The police officers were also trained first aid responders, according to Thai national media.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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