Rescue crews tend to the
injured after a 2 vehicle pileup left 5 people hurt.
Five people were injured when a drunk driver slammed into a minivan
in Jomtien Beach.
Van driver Thossapol Jaemsai, 32, suffered lacerations to the face from
broken glass while 2 others in the van also sustained injuries in the
Jan. 21 accident at the Grande Condo intersection on Jomtien Second
Road. They were either treated at the scene or at Pattaya Memorial
The driver of the Chevrolet Colorado truck that hit the van, Kritsada
Muansangh, 23, and his 22-year-old passenger Wilaiporn Chomdaeng, 22,
were sent to Pattaya Memorial Hospital, both reeking of alcohol. Beer
bottles were scattered around the accident scene.
Witnesses said the van was attempting to turn toward Thepprasit Road
while the truck, headed from the Lung Khao intersection, sped up to make
the light before it turned red and slammed into the side of the van.
Police were still interviewing both sides, but speculated Kritsada was
drunk and caused the accident.