Rescue worker dies in Korat crash

Rescue worker dies in Korat crash

The driver was killed when this pickup truck crashed into the rear of a trailer truck at a U-turn in Non Sung district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Tuesday afternoon.(Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
The driver was killed when this pickup truck crashed into the rear of a trailer truck at a U-turn in Non Sung district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Tuesday afternoon.(Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A member of a local charity foundation rescue unit, Hook 31, was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the rear of a trailer truck in Non Sung district on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the accident occurred about 12.30pm at a U-turn on the Mittraphap highway in tambon Don Chomphu.

Police and rescuers from the Hook 31 rescue unit rushed to the scene. They used hydraulic jacks to extract the pickup driver from the crushed wreckage, but he died of head injuries.

The driver was Wichai Kimsue, 35, a member of Hook 31's Non Sung station team.

Witnesses told police the pickup was travelling in the far right lane and hit the rear of a trailer truck stopping at the U-turn. 

Police were examining footage of security cameras and dashboard cameras of vehicles that passed the spot at the time, to establish the cause of the accident.



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