Lucky escape for two drivers as Indian flips his car at Pattaya intersection
Picture: The Pattaya News
A taxi driver and an Indian both had brushes with death after a car hit the central divider, collided with a lamppost and flipped crushing the front of a taxi.
The accident happened at the Grand Condominium intersection in Pattaya around 6 am Sunday.
Pol Capt Chanan Ketbua on the scene with Sawang Boriboon foundation found a Mitsubishi with Bangkok plates crushing a Bangkok registered taxi.
Surinder Singh, the car driver from India, was only slightly hurt and declined a hospital visit.
Taxi driver Phanthip Lesasmat, 50, who was uninjured, said he had been waiting at the lights. The Mitsubishi hit the central divider and went through the red light before hitting a lamppost and coming to rest overturned on his bonnet.
Mr Singh was arrested and taken to Pattaya police station.
The Pattaya News quoted the police as saying it was a case of falling asleep at the wheel or drunk driving.
Alcohol checks were being made.
Source: The Pattaya News
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