Near miss as pickup slams into shopfront house in Phayao

A family has remarkably survived without direct injuries after a pickup truck slammed into their home in Phayao last night, Dec. 11.

The accident occurred on Phaholyothin Road (Highway 1) in Wiang, Mueang Phayao at around 8:45 p.m.

The truck itself slammed into the lounge room of the shopfront-style house, smashing through glass doors before coming to a rest. The family was in the room at the time.

The driver was described as having minor injuries and is being investigated by police for negligent driving.

Mrs. Piyaporn Thajchai, 65, who lived in the house, was taken to hospital, however, as there was concern that she may have been suffering from shock.