Wandering buffaloes cause two-car collision

Wandering buffaloes cause two-car collision

These two pickups collided, and their three occupants injured, after the black Ford Ranger hit two buffaloes that ran across the road, in Mancha Khiri district of Khon Kaen on Wednesday. (Photo: Chakkrapan Natanri)
These two pickups collided, and their three occupants injured, after the black Ford Ranger hit two buffaloes that ran across the road, in Mancha Khiri district of Khon Kaen on Wednesday. (Photo: Chakkrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN: Three people were injured in a head-on collision between two pickups caused by water buffaloes crossing a road in Mancha Khiri district on Wednesday.

The accident occurred about 8.30am on Mancha Khiri-Khok Phochai road, Pol Capt Pongpichit Thanapanpakdi said.

According to witnesses, a mother buffalo and her male calf ran out in front of a Ford Ranger heading for Khok Phochai district from Macha Khiri.

The pickup hit the two buffaloes before swerving across the middle line and colliding with an oncoming Isuzu.

Both pickups were badly damaged.

Surachai Juchang, 54, the driver of the Ford Ranger, from Chaiyaphum's Kaeng Khro district, was slightly injured.

In the Isuzu pickup, Sompong Butsrikham 53, the driver, and his woman passenger, Yuanchai Chanasabaeng, 54, both from Khon Kaen's Nam Phong district, were also injuried.

All three were taken to Mancha Khiri Hospital.

The mother buffalo was slightly injured and ran away into a rice field. The calf, about 6 months old, was killed and left lying in the middle of the road.

Police were trying to identify the owner of the buffaloes, who is liable for the damage.

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