Thirteen injured in passenger van-pickup crash
published : 23 Feb 2018 at 11:22
writer: Chaiyot Pupattanapong
Chon Buri: Thirteen people were injured in a crash involving a passenger van and a pickup truck in Bang Lamung district on Friday morning.
The accident in tambon Huai Yai and was reported to Huai Yai police around 7.30am.
Emergency units sent to the scene found a silver Toyota van, bearing a Chon Buri licence plate, with its front smashed in stopped in the middle of Ban Phu Sai-Pluak Daeng Road.
The injured driver was trapped in his seat. Rescue workers had to cut open the door to free him from the vehicle.
Near the van was a white Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck with a Nong Bua Lam Phu licence plate.
The truck driver and the 11 van passengers all had injuries and were sitting on the roadside waiting for help.
They were given first aid and then taken to Bang Lamung Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
Police said the van was taking 11 workers to the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Pluak Daeng district, Rayong province.
The driver lost control of the vehicle at a curve and it collided head-on with the pickup truck, which was approaching in the oncoming lane.
The truck was heading to tambon Khao Mai Kaew in the same district.
Police said both drivers would be questioned.
The van passengers all said they were asleep and none of them saw what happened.