A van crashed into a tree in the ditch in the middle of a road in Buri Ram early on Saturday, injuring the driver and six passengers, police said.

 

Police said the van driver Saroj Ritbamrung, 38, and six passengers were severely injured and rushed to Nang Rong Hospital.

The 5am accident happened on the main road leading to downtown Nang Rong.

Police believe the driver dozed off and lost control of the van, causing it to plunge into the ditch.