Five People Injured , Including Foreign Tourists, After Minivan Crash in Phatthalung

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Phatthalung –

Three foreigners and two Thais have sustained injuries after a passenger van heading to Krabi crashed in Phatthalung.

The Sri Nakarin Police were notified of the accident on Tuesday afternoon (June 13th) on the Petchkasem Road (Phatthalung – Trang). Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find a damaged passenger minivan on the roadside embedded in a power pole.

In total, five people have sustained injuries, one of them with severe injuries. Three of them were foreigners and all were taken to a local hospital.

The driver, Mr. Sakkarin Ruengsitiwutthikun, 38, told Thai media that he was carrying two Thais and three foreign passengers coming from Hatyai in Songkhla and heading to Krabi. He admitted that he fell asleep at the wheel, losing control of the minivan on a wet road.

The Sri Nakarin Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action against the driver.

The names of the passengers were withheld by rescue teams.

In related news:

A driver has sustained severe injuries while 11 passengers have sustained minor injuries after a minivan crashed into a trailer truck in Pabon.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.