A man drove his car into a restaurant and both owners are now critically injured from the incident. Police Lieutenant Colonel Chuchart Uthisin from the Kalasin City Police Station received notification about a car that drove into a restaurant near the Kalasin BAAC. Many were injured in the incident and there was smoke coming out of the car. Police notified the local rescue team and the fire station. Officials arrived at the “Poomjai” restaurant right next to Kalasin Plaza 1. Villagers surrounded the area and some were still standing in shock. Inside was a black Honda Jazz with smoke coming out of the engine.
Officials removed the gas tank out from the vehicle to prevent a possible explosion. 3 persons were injured in the incident, the owners are critically injured and a customer received minor injuries. Pongpat Nanthapang 25-year-old and Yupa Iman 27-year-old husband and wife were hit by the vehicle. Pongpat was hit in his back, legs, and has a hip fracture. Yupa was stuck in the restaurant and good citizens helped remove her outside to a safer spot. The customer was dining inside the restaurant but luckily received only minor injuries from the crash. The injured persons have been delivered to the hospital.
The driver intentionally drove into the restaurant wanting to kill both owners. He then left the car, kicked a few items, and ran away. He returned shortly after and threatened to kill the owners. Good citizens helped secure the man until officials arrived. Although he admitted to driving into the restaurant. Chaowat Puengcharoen 25-year-old did not make much sense when police interviewed the man. Villagers inside the BAAC ran for their lives when the incident took place. Wanida 55-year-old the mother of Chaowat owns a glasses shop nearby. She stated her son is on medications and was acting normal. Chaowat and Pongpat had an argument about a year ago and her son hit Pongpat in the head with a metal pole. She believes her son forgot to take his morning medication before committing the crime.
FB Caption: Chaowat intentionally drove into the restaurant in an attempt to kill the owners.