1 hurt after cement truck smashes into Chiang Mai junction

The totally smashed up Toyota Yaris is sandwiched between a car, a delivery van and a police pickup truck. The young lady driver was severely injured.

One person was hurt and nine vehicles – including a police truck – damaged when a cement mixer plowed into a Chiang Mai intersection Monday.

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Worapong Gunfak, the driver of the Saraburi-registered truck, claimed his brakes failed. The 36-year-old said he was driving at 35-40 kilometers an hour when, nearing the Rincome intersection on inbound Chiang Mai-Lampang Road at 10:40 a.m. Sept. 7, he hit the brakes and nothing happened.

CCTV footage shows the crash sequence. Traffic was snarled for an hour to clear up the mess.

The heavy truck smashed into a Toyota Yaris, accordioning it between another car, a delivery van and a police pickup truck. The mid-20s woman driving was severely injured and transported to a local hospital.

In all, nine vehicles were damaged, including a Chang Phuak police vehicle. It took nearly an hour to clear the chaos and get traffic moving again.

The original version of this story and video first appeared in the Bangkok Herald.

A clear view of the pileup. A cement truck, two cars and a police pickup truck. Wonder if the cement truck driver took a couple of selfies with his phone.