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It was like a disaster zone on Petchkasem road heading south near Pranburi last night. A load of three inch nails had fallen off the back of a lorry on to the road.
Nearly two dozen following vehicles went over the nails causing dozens of punctures and forcing drivers to stop by the side of the road for repairs, reported Thairath.
Trucks, container lorries and pick-ups were all affected in the incident that occurred after the lights at Pranburi on the road south around 11.30 pm last night. Some trucks had as many as four punctures each.
Pranburi police alerted by a member of the public found hundreds of large nails and nail boxes scattered all over the road. They were “Supercheap” variety “best for wood”, “Cow Head” brand and had come from a supplier in Phuket. They were collected as evidence.
One driver Prasit Phithaktham who was also driving south to Songkhla said he had stopped beside the offending vehicle at the lights before the spillage. He had soon tried to overtake but the other truck had sped up not allowing him to go in front.
He had settled in behind the other vehicle then became one of the victims of the nails as they fell off the back of the lorry. He didn’t know what they were at first and could not avoid going over the boxes.
Whether police will be able to nail the driver of the lorry remains to be seen.