A brand-new Mustang burst into flames in the wee hours of this morning after its 17-year-old driver accidentally slammed it the back of a 10-wheel truck, resulting in six (thankfully minor) injuries.
At about 3am, the teen in question was allegedly speeding down Kaset-Nawamin Road towards Kaset intersection in his red Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost when he rear-ended a truck that carried three small children, aged 1 to 5.
The mustang combusted immediately after the crash. The driver narrowly escaped — just before the flame entirely engulfed the vehicle — with only a broken right arm. It took 30 minutes for officials to put out the fire, according to T News.
Talk about a lucky break, huh?
Meanwhile, the truck propelled forward onto the sidewalk, where it tipped over on its side. The driver, 59-year-old Thai Chommoo, his wife Buppha, 37, and their three children received only minor injuries.
All six people involved in the accident were sent to Paolo Kaset Hospital. At press time, all have been released from the hospital except for the teen driver.
The truck was moved to Bang Khen Police Station, in order to clear the way for traffic, where it will be examined as evidence. The driver and all witnesses will be interviewed before official charges are issued.
Initial investigations reveal that the 17-year-old is a high school student studying in England who had returned home to Thailand for the summer.