Lucky Escape for Elderly Driver
74 years old man overturns car in collision
At 7am on the 2nd of May, a Sawangboriboon rescue team was called out to Route 7/2 in Moo 4 of the Takian Tia sub-district of Banglamung following reports of a car crash.
At the scene, the emergency services found a grey Mitsubishi Tritan had overturned and the driver was trapped in the seriously damaged vehicle.
The driver, identified as Mr. Tirapong Nawangkasatusart, aged 74, was freed after heavy duty cutting tools and machines were used by the rescuers. The injured elderly man was then taken to Banglamung Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
Rescuers also retrieved a black purse from the vehicle containing 720,000 Baht in cash, which was then returned to the injured man.
It appears as though Mr. Tirapong had been driving at excessive speed and being unfamiliar with the road, lost control of the vehicle which then crashed into a wall causing it to overturn.