A speeding pickup truck carrying one tonne of catfish hit the rear of a pickup truck taking villagers to collect wild mushroom, injuring the villagers and spilling the fish onto an Ubon Ratchathani road early on Wednesday.
Police said the accident happened in front of a PTT petrol station on Satit Nimankal road in Tambon Don Chik in Phibun Mangsahan district.
The drivers of the two pickups were not injured but the seven villagers on the back of a vehicle were injured as they were hurled onto the road by the impact.
Police said the pickup driven by Charan Thomsup was leaving the petrol station when the catfish pickup driven by Thaninrat Jirabenjawat, 44, hit its rear.
The crash caused the catfish to spill onto the road. This prompted police, passers-by and local residents to help catch the fish and return them to Thaninrat.