A man was crushed to death behind the steering wheel when his car fell 15 metres from the expressway onto the ground in Sam Koke district of Pathum Thani province Friday afternoon.
Sam Koke district police were later rushed to the scene with rescue workers from Ruamkatanyu foundation who used hand tools to pull the victim out of the car wreckage.
Police said that the victim, identified as Mr Kobchoke Prakunwong, 47, manager of Ayudhya Bank’s Talad Plu branch, appeared to be driving in high speed on the Bangchan-Chiang Rak section of the Udon-Rathaya expressway and lost control of the car because of the slippery road surface as a result of rains.
Police said that the expressway steel railing was damaged and there were impact traces on one side of the car.
However, police said they would examine CCTV footages to determine the exact cause of the fatal accident.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)