Teen-driven cement mixer overturns on Sukhumvit

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A speeding cement truck driven by a teenage junior driver overturned on Sukhumvit Road, luckily injuring no one.

Police were called to the Sukhumvit intersection with Boonkanyaram Temple around 6 p.m. Oct. 12 where Suthorn Pornchai, 39, sat with 18-year-old Noparat Chumpa beside their overturned 10-wheeled cement mixer.

Suthorn admitted to police he had turned over the wheel during evening rush hour to Noparat, who was driving too quickly to safely hit the brakes. The sudden stop threw the wet cement load forward so fast it caused the truck to tip over.

Too young, too fast - 18-year-old Noparat Chumpa couldn’t maintain control and flipped the big cement mixer onto its side. Too young, too fast – 18-year-old Noparat Chumpa couldn’t maintain control and flipped the big cement mixer onto its side.

Some of the cement destined for a construction site on Pratamnak Soi 5 spilled, but no one was injured. A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle.