SATTAHIP – April 12, 2012 [PDN]; At 14.30 Pol.Lt.Col. Bamroongrak Bamroongsakul the Investigations Officer of Plutaluang Police Station at Chonburi, received a report that a driver of a ten wheeled truck had jumped a red traffic light and subsequently crashed with many vehicles and caused injuries to 2 victims. The incident occurred at Kasamepol junction 332, Amphur Banchang and the junction of Tambon Plutaluang, Tambon Sattahip Chonburi. Pol.Lt.Col. Bamroongrak Bamroongsakul rushed to the crime scene.
At the scene was PO.1 Thanpisit Kunshoomsang, 32 years old, from the Air and Coastal Defense Command Division, Royal Thai Marines, with his wife, Suwannee Kunshoomsang 34 years old and their 2 children , Thanpong age 7, had suffered a fractured left leg and Miss Pannarai age 15 years had a wound to her head. PO.1 Thanpisit Kunshoomsang had been driving a Green Mitsubishi Strada, registration BorLor(บล) 8675 Rayon. The right side of the vehicle was seriously damaged. Also at the scene was a second vehicle a white Nissan Frontier, registration NorNgor(นง)1037 Chonburi that had stopped because of the red light, the driver was Mr.Chalard Kemthong, 45 years old, he was not injured.
At first, a good citizen had helped the injured victims to the Queen Sirikit Hospital of medical division of Royal Thai navy. Approximately 50 meters from the incident was a ten wheeled truck, white Isuzu ,registration 81-9527 Rayong, this dumpster was from the Shutikarn Company, following the incident, the driver had tried to hit and run as is quite common in Thailand, but he was arrested by the Police, his name was discovered as being Mr.Taweesak Tongcharernpanich, 36 years old, living at 111/7 Moo 2, Tambon Plutaluang, Amphur Sattahip Chonburi Province. Police officers transferred him to Lutaluang Police Station for further questioning, he had been arrested for alleged careless driving, running a red light, trying to flee the scene of an accident and causing injury.
PO.1 Thanpistit stated that whilst he was driving to his hometown Buriram, to celebrate the Thai New Year with his family, he was heading to the 331 line, the traffic lights were green. A ten wheeled truck from Banchang, ran a red light and crashed with his car, damaging his vehicle, causing his car to collide with another car, which caused the injuries to his children.