A WOMAN driving a sedan in Suphan Buri lost control of her vehicle triggering a multiple-vehicle collision in which she was severely injured and one other person slightly so, TV Channel 7 said this evening (May 11.
Pol. Lt. Col. Ying Kwankhao Inawang, an investigator at Bang Pla Ma police station, rushed to the scene of the crash on a road running beside a canal at Wat Pa Bang Li in Bang Pla Ma district together with a Suphan Buri Samerkan Rescue Foundation team.
At the scene they found that a white Honda Jazz sedan, a paddy wagon and a ten-wheel truck had piled up and blocked part of the road after colliding against each other. Around 50 metres away was a white Chevrolet sedan with the front badly damaged and the female driver, later identified as Ms. Kachapa, 34, in serious condition. She was quickly taken to the hospital.
Mr. Paitoon Wongvirakul, Song Phi Nong district chief, said before the accident he made preparations to move constituency 2 ballots to Sumarn Phadungwit High School. However as it was raining and the ballots would have got wet if transported in the district’s open pick-up truck, he borrowed the district police station’s paddy wagon for the task with the deputy district chief following in another car but this accident occurred before they reached the destination.
Ms. Thamonwan, 35, who is a nurse and was driving the Honda sedan to work, said the white Chevrolet sedan was in front with a paddy wagon in the middle and herself behind them. The Chevrolet driver suddenly swung across the lane and hit the ten-wheel truck coming from the opposite direction hard. The truck then turned and hit both the paddy wagon and her car.
Mr. Sombat, 54, the ten-wheel truck driver, said he was driving his empty vehicle home when the white Chevrolet sedan suddenly cut across and slammed hard at the side. He tried but failed to dodge and the force of the collision led to his vehicle hitting the paddy wagon and the sedan following behind.
All four vehicles were damaged in the pileup. Photo: TV Channel 7