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Speeding teens badly injured in Motorway accident

THREE of five high school students out for a night on the town ended up getting severely injured as they raced back home from Pattaya to Chonburi province after their sedan flipped over on the Motorway, Sanook.com reported today (July 5, 2020).

At 1.30 a.m. this morning Pol Lt Col Suyin Inchuay, investigation inspector at Highway Police station 1 in Chonburi, was informed that a car had lost control and turned turtle with there being many people injured.

He quickly rushed there together with rescuers from Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation in Pattaya.

At the scene of the accident was a badly-damaged upside down red Mini Cooper with the wheels pointing skyward. Within were five teenagers, all around 16 to 18 years old, with three severely injured, two female and one male, but the other two only slightly so.

Rescuers had to use cutting tools to open the wrecked vehicle and get the teens out. The male driver was critically injured and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) pump was used to resurrect him before rushing him to hospital.

The injured teens told police they were all students at a school in Chonburi and after a fun night at an entertainment venue in Pattaya were returning home. Their male friend who was driving the car and got severely injured was going very fast and upon reaching the curve where the accident occurred, lost control with the car hitting the Motorway barrier and then somersaulting.


Top: The flipped over sedan on the Motorway in Chonburi during the wee hours of this morning. Thai headline says, “speeding teens overshoot the curve.” Photo: Sanook.com

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