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Young man dies in car crash on slippery road

AN EARLY MORNING accident on a rain-drenched slippery road led to a young man who was driving fast from Nonthaburi to Pathum Thani province dying in the wreck of his sedan, Thai Rath newspaper reported today (Sept. 6, 2020).

Pol. Maj. Prasit Kongnayot, an investigator at Chaiyapruek station, Pak Kret district, Nonthaburi province, rushed to the scene of the accident near Nonthaburi Wittayalai School at 6.30 a.m. together with a physician from the Institute of Forensic Science and rescuers from Po Tek Tung Foundation.

There they found a totally smashed Mitsubishi sedan which had collided head-on with a roadside light pole. On the back seat was the body of Mr .Pilant Tantakul, 33, a resident of this same province, lying in a pool of blood.

Rescuers took half an hour to open up the wreck with cutting tools and a lever to remove the body of the crash victim because the engine bay had collapsed and compressed the body.

Investigation revealed that Pilant was driving fast to Pathum Thani province and when he reached this spot of the slippery road his car lost its balance, then rotated in the middle of the road before zooming to the side and hitting the light pole, which also collapsed. The force of the collision sent the victim flying to the back seat where he died.

While police mentioned that the road was slippery after preceding rain, they would still investigate and find out the exact cause.


The badly wrecked sedan. Photos: Thai Rath


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