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Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road

Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road

FRIDAY, August 12, 2022
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A large piece of tarpaulin weighed down with rainwater fell off an expressway construction site in Bangkok’s Bang Khunthien district and landed on a car driving by on Thursday night. The driver escaped within an inch of her life.

Thichakorn Photalay, driving down Rama II Road to her home in Samut Sakhon’s Mahachai area, said she immediately hit the brakes and got out just in time as the tarp landed on her car. The car’s roof buckled and the windscreen shattered from the weight and force of the tarp.

Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road

Nitiphan Wongraksa, 38, who had lent the car to his girlfriend Thichakorn said he believes such accidents will continue happening because many tarps weighed down with rainwater are left balanced between expressway pillars.

Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road

Representatives of the contractor Pong-Pat Enterprise and Samut Sakhon Highway Department showed up at the Samae Dam Police Station soon after the accident to acknowledge charges and promised to compensate for damages.

Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road

The officer who received the complaint from the victim will oversee compensation negotiations before concluding the case in line with the law.

Driver escapes as rain-filled tarp crushes her car on Rama II Road