Rescuers force open a Mitsubishi car rear-ended by a pickup on Lampang-Phayao road in Muang district of Lampang on Tuesday night. (Photo by Assawin Wongnokaew)
LAMPANG: A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured when their car was hit by a pickup on Tuesday night, police said.
The accident occurred about 9.30pm near a three-way junction to Ban Tha Dua on Lampang-Phayao road.
Witnesses said the car was travelling out of Lampang town in the far left lane and was hit from behind by a speeding Isuzu pickup going in the same direction.
The violent impact drove the car off the road, seriously injuring the car's driver, Narong Khanchaiyawong, 58, and killing his wife Chaluay, 55, who was in the front passenger seat.
The rear section of the car was badly crumpled and the front also damaged. Rescuers used a hydraulic jack to force open the wreckage and extract the couple.
The pickup driver, identified only as Sakchai, 25, was taken to Lampang Hospital for a blood test to determine if he was driving under the influence.
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crumpled : having fallen down in an uncontrolled way -
hydraulic : using the pressure of water or oil to make something work - ซึ่งใช้น้ำในการขับเคลื่อน
impact (noun): the force with which one object hits another - แรงกระแทก
under the influence (exp): being affected by alcohol, a drug, etc. - อยู่ในสภาพมึน
violent : involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill somebody - รุนแรง, ร้ายแรง, สาหัส
witness : a person who sees something happen - ผู้ที่เห็นเหตุการณ์
wreckage : the parts of a vehicle or building that remain after it has been severely damaged - ซากตึกบ้านเรือนที่ถูกทำลาย