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Cabbie drives against traffic, slams into sedan, injuring two

Jun 09. 2019
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By Anan Wichitpracha
The Nation

Two were injured when a sedan crashed into a taxi that was driving against the traffic in Pathum Thani’s Lat Lum Kaew district at midday on Sunday.

The Toyota Camry overturned from the impact, injuring both the driver, Tamisa Pengchaem, 38, and the front-seat passenger Amorn Yindeemak, 31. The taxi driver Weerachai Reungsuwan, 42, got away with no injuries.

The cabbie said he was driving against the traffic to take a U-turn towards the Bua Khlee village, where he was to drop off his passenger, when the sedan suddenly showed up from under the bridge and honked at him. He said he tried to swerve to avoid hitting the sedan, but couldn’t do it quickly enough, resulting in the crash. 

Initial investigation showed that since the road only has one lane, motorists often took their lives in their hands by driving against the traffic to get to the other side.

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