GrabFood motorbike driver dies in traffic incident during Bangkok rush hour

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A GrabFood motorbike driver died in a traffic incident during rush hour traffic this morning after he allegedly lost control of his bike and was run over by a bus. Police say 49 year old Santi Robru was found on lying on Phaholyothin Road, or Highway 1. His skull was cracked, they say. His black Honda Click motorbike and his helmet were 5 metres away.

The bus driver, 44 year old Narongsak Inta, was heading from Bang Khen to Victory Monument, carrying a full load of passengers. He told police that the motorbike was driving at a high speed and tried to pass a taxi when he lost control and fell.

“Suddenly, the bike lost control and the rider fell in the middle of the road. I tried to apply the brake, but couldn’t stop the bus in time and the man was run over by the right rear wheel.”

The bus driver told police he was driving at 60 kilometres per hour when he tried to brake for the fallen motorbike driver.

Police are still investigating. They are reviewing surveillance camera footage and interviewing witnesses to determine the cause of the accident and if any charges should be made.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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