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Truck Collides with Train in Phitsanulok, 1 Dead, 1 Injured

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Chiang Rai Times

Rescue workers of the Prasat Boonsatharn Phitsanulok Foundation rushed to the railway crossing scene

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PHITSANULOK – A 22-year-old Thai National has been killed and another seriously injured when a Denchai-Bangkok train crashed into a pickup truck at  an unmanned railway crossing in Phitsanulok province Friday morning.

Rescue workers of the Prasat Boonsatharn Phitsanulok Foundation rushed to the railway crossing scene in front of Bungphra commercial college, about five kilometers off Phitsanulok railway station to the south, after passersby alerted them of the incident at 10.30 am.

Witnesses said the pickup truck was about to cross  the tracks while the No 112 train was also approaching in high speed.

The train blew the horn several times as it was reaching the crossing but the driver of the truck didn’t stop and escalated his truck to pass the tracks.

As the truck came into the middle of the tracks, it was the time when the train arrived.

The collusion broke apart the truck into two pieces killing a passenger on the left side, and seriously injured its driver Nopparat Dingklang.

There were many accidents at this railway crossing in the past years because there is no barricades, but warning signals. – Thai PBS

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