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A driver in a pick-up was dragged 200 meters down the line by the Yala to Bangkok express after he cut in front of the train at a crossing.
His Isuzu D-Max vehicle suffered extensive damage with a large part of the back of the vehicle coming to rest 100 meters away from the cab.
The accident happened at a crossing between the stations of Ban Koh Yai and Khuan Niang in Songkhla. The crossing has flashing lights to warn drivers but no barrier.
The train had only superficial damage and was allowed to proceed on its journey to Bangkok at 8pm after an inspection was carried out.
No passengers were hurt.