Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Noodle Lady Gets Pumped

PHUKET – A Toyota Yaris, plate number 6980, lost control and slammed into a noodle trolley, driving it through a pole. The poor noodle lady was injured while the driver and passenger of the vehicle walked away without a scratch. The noodle lady said it was not the first time it had happened to her.

“This time I was boiling up some meatballs and I could see them coming but couldn’t do anything, it all happened so quickly. The next second the pot, the trolley, the soup, we’re all a mess.” Mrs. Yaowanit Saksrisuwan recalled.

Witnesses said the Yaris came into the corner at high speed, lost control and slammed into the noodle trolley, throwing it against a pole and into a townhouse.

For Saksrisuwan, this was tenth time she had been put in danger; she has had cars fly straight into the trolley and sometimes, when lucky, narrowly miss her when they either hit a curb or road island in front of the trolley and change direction at the last moment.

The accidents have usually occurred at around 2 – 3 a.m.; the time of free traffic, when people drive faster than usual. Saksrisuwan said that drink driving and the design of the corner make it hard for people to judge distance. She has been injured over seven times in similar accidents involving vehicles and naturally has anxieties about having cars fly into her while she’s cooking noodles. Saksrisuwan has contacted authorities in the area repeatedly but nobody has to come inspect the road.

Courtesy of Siang Tai News

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak