Lt Pongpipat Khamchomphu of the Thalang Police said officers were alerted to the accident at 6am.
Police and rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation arrived at the scene, opposite the Toyota Next on Thepkrasattri Rd southbound in Moo 8 Tambon Thepkrasattri, to find the pickup truck with heavy damage and its refrigerated ice box lying separately overturned on the road further back.
The refrigerated ice box had been torn open by the fall onto the road and bags of ice were scattered along the road.
The driver, Kobchai Sriintrasut, 33, told police that he was delivering ice from Phang Nga when the accident occurred.
One of the rear tyre blew out, causing the pickup to swerve uncontrollably and hit the central reservation. The impact caused the pickup to roll, and the ice box on the back to separate from the truck, Mr Kobchai said.
Luckily, Mr Kobchai suffered only light injuries and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The wreck was soon removed from the scene and the ice bags and other debris were cleared from the road, allowing traffic to resume as normal.
Kurt | 23 February 2023 - 09:23:45