Lt Col Sanit Nookong of the Thalang Police responded to a call made at 4:45pm yesterday where it was reported by a local resident that a taxi had crashed into roadside pylon on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound close to the Ban Muang Mai U-turn. It was reported the taxi driver had sustained minor injury to his forehead in the accident.
Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldhram rescue workers to find a wrecked yellow and red Toyota taxi smashed into a pylon with its driver, Mr Lerd Sriubol, 49, standing close by.
Mr Lerd told police that he had come from the direction of Ban Muang Mai and was making a U-turn to go the airport when the car accelerated on its own. This caused him to panic and crash into the pylon.
Police made notes of the incident and took Mr Lerd to the police station for further questioning.