5 injured in alcohol- related crash in Jomtien

Friday, 01 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 5 By  Boonlua Chatree

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 Hospital.

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.

Rescue crews tend to the injured after a 2 vehicle pileup left 5 people hurt.Rescue crews tend to the injured after a 2 vehicle pileup left 5 people hurt.

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.

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