Police inspect the wreckage of a pickup truck that struck a wild elephant crossing the road in Sanam Chai Khet district of Chachoengsao late Friday night. (Photo by Sonthanaporn Inchan)
CHACHOENGSAO: Authorities are searching for a wild elephant that was injured after being struck by a pickup truck late Friday night.
The elephant, which had wandered away from the Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, was crossing the Sanam Chai Khet-Tha Takiab Road between kilometre makers 93 and 94 in Sanam Chai Khet district when the pickup struck it at around 11.30pm on Friday, said Pol Capt Banpot Ruamphat, a deputy crime suppression officer at the Sanam Chai Khet police station.
Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene after being alerted and found the badly damaged pickup at the scene. Driver Phet Khampao, 45, of Si Sa Ket, was trapped in the wreckage.
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