BANGKOK — A man on Monday explained how he miraculously survived after a trailer truck driven by a drunk driver flattened his car to the ground in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district.
Worawut Yooyatmak, 42, said he survived the Sunday accident – in which a giant truck drifted while turning a corner and collapsed on top of his car – thanks to his quick response and the emergency training he received.
“The second I saw the trailer driving toward me, I hit the brake and slowed my car, but the truck just swiftly turned,” he said. “The container was falling in front of my car. I turned myself to the left and put my head on an armrest.”
He was trapped amid the wreckage two and a half hour and sustained only minor injuries.
“I just saw how my car looked this morning. Everybody said I shouldn’t have survived,” Worawut said. “I personally think I made it because I’ve received training on how to protect myself while being in an accident and because I didn’t lose control. … If I hadn’t turned to the other side I would’ve gotten hurt more.”
Narong Wongpen, the truck driver, pleaded guilty to drunk driving at a district court. The court fined him 6,000 baht and suspended his driving license for six months.