Woman swerves for snake, dies in head-on collision

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A Lopburi woman who swerved her truck to avoid a snake in the road killed herself and hurt seven others when she collided head-on with a bus.
A Lopburi woman who swerved her truck to avoid a snake in the road killed herself and hurt seven others when she collided head-on with a bus.

A Lopburi woman who swerved her truck to avoid a snake in the road killed herself and hurt seven others when she collided head-on with a bus.

Panghom Maingam, 45, died and seven inside a factory employee van were injured in the June 3 wreck on Rong Po Road in Takhiantia June 3.

A quality-control chief at factory in Takhiantia, Panghom drove her Toyota Vigo straight into oncoming traffic to avoid a snake, said bus driver Prawit Siripee, 38.

The snake was already dead.

Prawit also swerved trying to avoid the crash and flipped the van and skid off the roadway.