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Train-Car Accident Udon-Nong Khai

Udon Thani Train-car Accident

Train crashes into truck

The accident occurred at around 7:30 AM when a train hit a truck driven by Mrs. Phareeda (last name unknown), a teacher, and her daughter, age about 10. Mrs. Phareeda was driving her daughter to school when the accident occurred at a railroad crossing in Ban Dong Sapang (บ้านดงสะพัง/บ้านดงสระพัง), Udon (roughly mid-way between Naka and Udon. According to the article, it’s possible the driver of the truck did not hear the train approach (along with the accompanying loud train whistle). The driver was thrown from her vehicle but the daughter remained in the truck. Villagers from the area took the injured to the hospital. At 7:45 an emergency vehicle arrived at the scene, but by then the injured had been taken to the hospital.