TRAT — A British man was on the road with his family to an island vacation in the east of Thailand this morning when the truck he was riding in smashed head-on into another, killing him.
A dozen people – 11 from one vehicle and one from the other – were injured when two pickup trucks collided in Trat’s Khao Saming district at around 5 am today, including 50-year-old Paul Flood, who later died of his wounds.
Four children are among the wounded passengers, police said.
Chaliao Flood, wife of the deceased, was driving one of the trucks, which was loaded with members of her family.
She told reporters that they set out from home in Nong Bua Lamphu province at about 6 pm last night and were headed for a vacation on Koh Chang in eastern Thailand.
Chaliao said she was turning right at an intersection and failed to see the oncoming truck, which slammed into her vehicle.
Wattana Sinuan, the driver of the other pick-up truck, said he tried to brake but could not stop in time because Chaliao took the turn without any warning.
“I tried to brake and swerve off, but it was too late,” Wattana said.
Police yet to press charges against any parties at the time of publication.
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