Petrol and LPG from a lorry’s fuel tanks was dangerously leaking on Sunday after it overturned on a road in Chon Buri’s Muang district, leading officials to fear an explosion would occur at the scene.
Officials managed to remove the vehicle’s battery and averted an explosion.
There were no casualties.
Police said they could not find the driver at the scene.
“He might have fallen asleep behind the wheel and caused the accident. So, he fled,” a policeman inspecting the scene of the accident speculated.