Speeding driver escapes fiery death in Sattahip


A Bangkok man escaped a fiery death when a fellow motorist pulled him out of his burning car following a crash in Sattahip.

Wuthichai Butthong, 35, was severely injured, but escaped being burned when someone pulled him from his burning Nissan Cefiro. He was taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center.

Firefighters took about 20 minutes to extinguish the vehicle fire on Sukhumvit Road opposite the Khet Udomsak municipal office April 18. The Nissan had plunged into a 2-meter-deep ditch and crashed into a large road sign.

Wuthichai admitted to police he’d been speeding and had lost control of the vehicle.