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Speeding Van Runs Red Light and Crashes into Police Chiefs Truck

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BANGKOK – The chief of police in Muang district and three other people were injured when a passenger van ran a red light and smashed into his police truck on Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 10.30am at the Ban Dong Tan three-way intersection in tambon Tha Ngew of Muang district.

Severe damage was caused to the front of both the silver Toyota passenger van and the official silver Toyota pickup truck carrying Pol Col Thewet Pluemsut, chief of the Muang Nakhon Si Thammarat police station.

Pol Col Thewet and his deputy Pol Lt Col Apichart Kochawet suffered several cuts on their heads and were sent to Maharaj Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital.

Their driver, Pol Cpl Chalongchai Thongsan, and van driver Seree Duangkaeo were slightly injured.

Police reported that the passenger van ran a red light at the intersection and turned right as the police truck was driving straight, leading to a head-on collision. The airbags in the police vehicle inflated, preventing more severe injuries.

By Nujaree Raekrun
The Bangkok Post