Two Chumphon women were injured when their pickup truck was hit by a train in Pattaya.
Niramol Khaosuwan, 49, Prangthip Prathumma, 23, surprisingly received only minor injuries in the Aug. 25 accident at the rail crossing in Nongsadao. The tourist train from Bangkok to Yansangworaramworn Mahawiharn Temple overturned their Mitsubishi truck and pushed it 50 meters down the tracks.
Niramol told police she was driving to her daughter’s house when she approached the rail crossing. Warning lights were flashing, but the grade crossing had no barrier gate, so she assumed it was safe to cross.
Train engineer said the truck pulled out in front of the charter train too quickly for him to stop.
Mother and daughter luckily only received minor injuries after their pickup was struck by a moving train.