Fatal collision on poorly lit curve exposes need for better road lighting in Samut Sakhon

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On a dimly lit curved road, a collision between an 18 year old motorcyclist and a 51 year old man turned fatal, leaving one dead and another severely injured. Locals disclosed that accidents frequently occur in this area due to poor road lighting.

An accident was reported on Chalermphrakiat Bang Bo alley in the vicinity of the Srap Charoen Suk Village entrance in Samut Sakhon province. Rescue foundation officers, alongside Deputy Investigation Officer Chai Sri Paldit, arrived on the scene. They found the body of 51 year old Wirat Na Bang Chang with a broken neck, broken right wrist, and broken right leg in close proximity to his pink Yamaha Mio motorbike, bearing a Ratchaburi license plate, reported Khaosod.

Nearby, the wounded 18 year old Pibhop Pradu Thong was discovered unconscious and seriously injured. He was promptly rushed to Somdej Phra Phutthaloetla Hospital. The scene revealed that his black Honda Wave motorcycle with a Samut Sakhon license plate was severely damaged at the front, with a distorted front wheel.

A witness, 57 year old Sriplai Puchan, explained that she heard a loud screeching noise followed by a bang while making sweets. Initially, she assumed it was a single motorcycle accident, but upon examining further, found both injured and deceased individuals.

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Noppadol Yusawat, a village head from the area, pointed out that previous accidents have frequently occurred in this poorly lit bend due to inadequate street lighting. He urged road users to exercise caution while driving in these conditions.

A week ago, a sudden U-turn on a narrow road led to a motorcycle collision, resulting in two injured women in Chon Buri, Thailand. The incident raised safety concerns as the accident-prone location is not suitable for vehicles to reverse, urging drivers to exercise caution in such areas. To read more click HERE.

Yesterday, it was reported that another terrifying incident occurred on a dark. To read more click HERE.

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