Authorities state chauffeur of leased van lost control while grabbing phone

The harmed van bring Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwon and 5 others after it struck a barrier and reversed on Friday in Bangkok. (Image from FM91 cops Facebook)

6 individuals, consisting of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon’s sibling and a previous senate president, have actually been hurt in a roadway mishap.

A van bring Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwon, 70, who is a previous cops chief, and Prasobsuk Boondej, 74, a previous president of the Senate and the Court of Appeal, reversed after striking a roadside barrier. The occurrence happened on Friday night at kilometre 1 of the Thab Chang freeway in Prawet district in Bangkok.

The other 3 in the group were Wiset Winyu, Supawadee Techaburana and Pacharee Mahititamtorn. Pratipat Tantahisong, 32, the chauffeur working for the automobile rental business, was likewise somewhat hurt.

They were sent out to Samitivej Srinakarin Medical Facility. Pol Gen Pacharawat was later on moved to Phramongkutklao Health center. He sustained a spinal column injury and broke collarbone however does not require surgical treatment, according to Thai media.

Authorities stated they were preparing to charge the chauffeur of the van with negligence triggering damage and injuries.

The van, brand name brand-new with red licence plates, was leased from Thai Lease A Cars And Truck Co Ltd.

A preliminary examination discovered the van was taking the group on an observation journey to Pattaya. While the chauffeur connected to charge his smart phone, he lost control of the car.

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