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The speeding pickup crashes into the pole, killing the driver instantly

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A speeding ticket pickup truck crashed in a utility pool, resulting in the immediate death of the driver. The collision happened at 12.30pm today, with CCTV footage capturing the vehicle’s high speed before the accident.

Police Captain Kosin Jamthonglang of Nakhon Ratchasima City Police Station received the accident report. The incident took place at the intersection near an affordable housing project in Ban Ko sub-district, Mueang district. Officers arrived quickly on the scene.

The crash site was located in front of a car wash on the inbound route to Nakhon Ratchasima, between kilometer markers 227 and 228 on Highway 205, Suranaree Road. Police found a bronze Toyota Vigo pickup with license plate กพ 9699 Nakhon Ratchasima, which had left the road and struck bushes on the sidewalk before crashing into a utility pole.

The vehicle overturned with the wheels pointing upwards and the front end was severely damaged. The deceased driver, identified as 56-year-old Pichai, was discovered trapped in the wreckage.

Rescue volunteers used hydraulic cutters to free the body, which showed serious injuries and multiple fractures. The remains were taken to Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital for autopsy, KhaoSod reported.

Investigation revealed that Pichai worked at RV Pool & Spa, a company specializing in swimming pool construction and home repairs. He was driving alone and was on his way back to his hometown in Nakhon Ratchasima Municipality. CCTV footage showed the vehicle was speeding before the self-inflicted crash, believed to be caused by driver error.

In related news, a motorcycle’s sudden U-turn led to a serious collision with a car, causing significant injuries and significant vehicle damage. The accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road near the Nong Nuch Garden traffic light, towards Pattaya, Chon Buri.

Police Lieutenant Ratchapol Srisaeng of Na Jomtien Police Station received a report of the accident and immediately arrived on the scene with rescue personnel from Sawang Rojanathammasathan Foundation.

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