Thalang Police were notified of the accident at around 4am this morning in which 40-year-old taxi driver Theerayut Hempitak managed to escape uninjured when he drove through an oil spillage, lost control and crashed into an electrical pole in the central reservation and skidded into the oncoming lane.
Kusoladarm Foundation rescue workers arrived to find Theerayut waiting at the scene with his car – a black Toyota Altis with green licence plates. The front side of the car was badly damaged, both front-side airbags were deployed and the two front tyres had exploded. Police diverted traffic to prevent further accidents while they moved the car to Thalang Police Station.
When police inspected the area, they found that the oil was spilt over 100 metres of road. Srisoonthorn Sub-District Municipality workers covered the oil with slaked lime to prevent further accidents.
Theerayut explained to police that he was driving on Srisoonthorn Rd from Cherng Talay towards Heroine’s Monument. He came to a bend in the road where the oil was spilt and lost control of the steering.
Police charged him with reckless driving causing damage to public property.