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Two hurt: crane truck rams multiple vehicles in Ubon after 'brake failure'

Sep 29. 2020
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By THE NATION

Two people escaped with injuries after a crane truck “accidentally” crashed into five vehicles, a bicycle and a motorbike on Monday evening in Ubon Ratchathani’s Mueang district, causing a traffic jam stretching one kilometre.

When police and rescue staff reached the scene of the accident on Chayangkul Road, they found the Tadano truck had rammed a van, a car, three pick-up trucks, a motorcycle and a bicycle.

According to the police report, the riders of the bicycle and motorbike, aged 51 and 57, were injured. The bicyclist had a few body wounds, but the motorbike rider had both wounds and a broken leg.

Truck driver Amorn Nualkrom, 52, told the police he was driving from Metro Town village to his office when he came upon a line of traffic that had stopped. He pressed on the brake pedal but the truck failed to stop or slow down, so he decided to immediately turn onto the left lane, which had few vehicles. That's when the accident happened. 

Officers nevertheless took him to a police station for an alcohol check.

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