According to a report by Springnews, the taxi driver was beaten unconscious after he asked the protesters to open the road. The attackers also used a wooden plank and steel bar to damage the taxi.
A video clip uploaded on Youtube by a user under "New station K News" shows the protesters hitting the vehicle, the driver on the ground with a bleeding head and a rescue team trying to help and take him to hospital.
Other postings on the social media claimed the taxi driver had thrown a home-made bomb from his car, but many people commented there was no evidence to back up the accusation.
According to a post on Facebook by Nithiwat Wannasiri, the driver's name is Phet Chusrikhwan and he is now in a stable condition at Phra Mongkut hospital. He has bruises and head injuries from being beaten. The doctor also removed a rusty nail from the left side of his head.