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Ten injured in two-pickup collision in Ubon Ratchathani

Feb 23. 2018
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By The Nation

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Ten people were injured when a family pickup truck was hit in the rear by another pickup carrying workers on an Ubon Ratchathani road on Thursday night.

Police said the accident happened at 7pm on the Warin Chamrab-Pibul Mangsahan road in Ban Thai Thaworn village in Tambon Thachang of Sawang Wirawong district.

Police said the pickup driven by Chaiwichit Chanthimas, 42, was hit in the rear, sending it spinning and heading in the opposite direction to its initial trajectory.

Chaiwichit, his wife and three-year-old son were injured.

The other pickup was driven by Anuwat Samrarnruen, 29. He was injured and stuck behind the wheel following the accident. Six of the eight workers being transported were injured.

Police said Anuwat did not see that Chaiwichit's pickup had stopped ahead of him as it waited to make a U-turn. He crashed into the truck at full speed.

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