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Five Tourists Injured After Passenger Van Read Ends of Freight Truck in Central Thailand

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PATTAYA – Five tourists who had just arrived for a holiday in Thailand from India were injured when the passenger van they were in rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Monday morning, Pol Lt Col Suyin Inthachuay, of Khao Khiew highway police station said.

According to Pol Lt Col Suyin the passenger van driver Mr. Sorapong Inthon was taking the five tourists from Suvarnabhumi airport to Pattaya when he crashed into the rear of the truck, police suspect he fell asleep behind the wheel.

Truck driver Wutthiokorn Sorntham told police he was going up a rise in the road at the time, and suddenly felt something hit the back of his vehicle.

Police are waiting for the van driver’s condition to improve before he is questioned, the injured tourists were taken to Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya.