Five people in a pickup truck were killed when their vehicle was hit by a trailer truck travelling in the opposite direction on the Asian Highway in Pa Bon district of Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung late Wednesday night.
According to the Phatthalung police report, the trailer truck, loaded with rubber timber, was heading towards Hat Yai district, while the pickup truck, with five men on board, including the driver, was travelling on the other side of the highway.
At a bend in the road, the front tires of the trailer truck burst, causing the driver to lose control. The truck jumped the central reservation and collided with the pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction.
All five in the pickup truck sustained fatal injuries. They were rushed to the provincial hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the trailer truck fled the scene.