Fatigue to blame for near fatal crash


On the night of June the 9th Huay Yai police and Sawang Boriboon foundation personnel attended a major traffic accident on route 36 in the district of Pong.

At the scene firefighters were trying to extinguish flames that were engulfing the driver cab of a truck used for transporting chemicals.

The smoldering remains of the truckThe smoldering remains of the truck

It took twenty minutes to get the fire under control but luckily the 37 year old driver had managed to escape before the fire took hold.

He stated that he was returning to the company depot at Laem Chabang port and that he started to feel sleepy.

Next thing he knew he was coming to as his truck was about to rear end the truck in front of him, he couldn’t react quickly enough and crashed into the vehicle in front.

He was transferred to Banglamung hospital to deal with his minor injuries and the driver from the other truck had for some reason fled the scene.

Fatigue to blame for near fatal crash