Chinese tourists injured in van/pickup truck crash on Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Road

Seven people, including Chinese tourists, have been injured following a crash between a van and a pickup truck on Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Road (Highway 118) yesterday, Jan. 7.

The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. in Moo 13 Dong Mada, Mae Lao District, Chiang Rai.

According to reports, the pickup truck lost control on a bend in the road due to wet conditions, slamming into the van that was carrying the tourists in the opposite direction.

As is usual, Thai language media is blaming rain and a slippery road for the accident, not the driver of the pickup truck.

Of the seven people injured, three were Chinese tourists. Two people were reported to be in a serious condition.