A Cement Mixing Truck driver was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after he was suspected of causing a collision between his vehicle and an SUV.
Police and rescue workers were called to the Soi Watboon intersection with Jomtien Second Road to deal with the crash which saw two passengers of a White Chevrolet Captiva sustain serious injuries. They were rushed to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya for emergency treatment.
The driver of the cement truck is Khun Amporn aged 52 who Police determined was extremely drunk. He had to be helped to a nearby Police Truck as he was unsteady on his feet.
Witnesses saw the Cement Truck traveling along Jomtien Second Road towards Pattaya at a high rate of speed and he made no attempt at slowing down at the intersection which is poorly lit and is not covered by any traffic lights or road signs which alert drivers to the intersection.
The truck side-swiped the Chevrolet vehicle and took-out two Street Pylons and flipped onto its side before coming to rest on the pavement.
Police later charged the truck driver with reckless driving and drunk driving and he awaits a Court appearance.