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.