Two people hit, one killed by motorbikes driving through zebra crossings in Bangkok

Two dead on Saturday in Bangkok by motorbikes | Photo via Unsplash

CORRECTION: Previous reports said that two people died. Only one person died, the other was hospitalised.

Thai police are reporting two more crosswalk accidents in Bangkok amidst a nationwide effort to improve pedestrian safety initiated after the deadly crosswalk accident where an eye doctor was hit by a police officer who sped his Ducati motorcycle through a zebra crossing. Over the weekend, two pedestrians were hit by oncoming motorcycles. One of them died.

One man was killed while walking across a crossing on Suwinthawong Road in the Min Buri district and the other man was killed by the Ying Charoen market on Phahon Yothin Road in Bang Khen district

On Suwinthawong Road, the man who was killed did not have any form of identification on him. Officers believe he is in his 50s and are still working to identify the body. The woman who reportedly crashed into him is facing criminal charges of reckless driving causing death.

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The other incident involved a 35 year old Burmese migrant named Doe who was walking on a crosswalk by the Ying Charoen market. Doe had worked at a pork stall at Ying Charoen for more than a decade, a market security guard told police.

Doe was transferred to Bhumibol Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The 48 year old motorcycle driver who hit Doe was knocked off his bike and suffered from minor accidents.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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