Garbage Truck Crashes into 4 Taxis near RCA

Four taxis hit by a garbage truck Thursday morning near RCA

BANGKOK — A garbage truck crashed into four taxis near the entrance to RCA around 6am Thursday, injuring six people.

Driver Kittipong Pengrak, 31, told police he was driving on Chaturathit Road when the brake failed and his truck hit four taxis parked near RCA, a street filled with a number of bars and nightclubs.

Utit Yosapan, a taxi driver, was seriously injured in the accident. Five other people who were at the scene of the crash received minor injuries. All six were taken to Piyavate Hospital.

Pol. Lt. Panupong Nimsuwan of Makkasan police said it took officers nearly an hour to move the damaged vehicles.

Kittipong and witnesses are being questioned by police, Panupong said.