5 injured after driver has seizure at the wheel


5 injured after driver has seizure at the wheel

Five people were injured in Muang Nakhon Ratchasima late Thursday afternoon when a motorist apparently suffered an epileptic seizure and lost control of his car.

The car, driven by a 72-year-old retired doctor, ploughed into a roadside food stall. Pol Captain Thanathip Phromthaisong and a Sawang Metta Korat rescue crew found the Mazda 3 halted among the debris on Soi 30 Kanya. The seating area, a food display cabinet and five motorcycles parked nearby had been damaged. The injured included a student who was seriously hurt. The driver was identified only as Dr Sawat. Another student who witnessed the incident told police she and her friends were just ordering their meals when the sedan suddenly crashed into the stall.

As she was phoning for help, she saw the driver, still in the car, apparently having an epileptic seizure. The driver and the injured were taken to Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. The doctor’s wife, asking not to be named, confirmed he did have epilepsy and took medication to control it. She said he was alone and driving home from an errand when the incident occurred.

Source: Nation

  • Tony Akhurst

    Being a doctor he knew well enough not to drive in his condition,
    He probably supplied his own medical certificate when he got his license.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      Well have a look at you big fat heavy breathing beetroot face looking high blood pressure and chocking with high cholesterol brits riding your clapped out Honda clicks and black smoke belching out twenty years old pick ups and you have the audacity to have a chop at the good Doctor who probably has helped keep you fat slobs alive . You fat slobs aren’t what you call a fine figure shape of a man.

    • JACK

      If he has a license

  • Glockandspiel

    I remember a similar story some weeks back where a man faked an epileptic fit and a blackout after causing a fatal accident. It transpired he was a driving under the influence. No wanting to cast aspersions and doubt the good doctor’s integrity but he may have got high on his own supply of prescription meds.

  • soidog

    I would hazard that the wife that did not want to be named is Mrs Sawat.

  • Ken Anderson

    Sounds like the latest standard excuse.
    In any civilised country it would be called a drink / drug induced stupor.
    If by some remote chance this story does actually contain a modicum of truth, if anyone, should a retired doctor not be aware of the dangers of driving when suffering from epilepsy?