Two women were tragically killed when their motorcycle collided with a trailer after swerving to avoid a pick-up truck making a U-turn on a road in Sadao district of Thailand’s Songkhla province. The victims, believed to be Myanmar migrant workers who were 25 to 30 years old, were run over by the trailer.
Between last night and this morning, officers from Sadao Police Station rushed to the scene on Kanjanawanich Road near Santivarakun Temple to investigate the fatal accident. Upon arrival, they found a Yamaha R15 motorbike on the road with two female victims nearby. The women had suffered severe injuries after being crushed by the trailer carrying a container.
Their identities are yet to be confirmed, as no documents were found on them, and the deceased’s mobile phones contained information in Burmese. The driver of the trailer, a 40 year old man withholding his surname, said he was unable to avoid hitting the women after they fell from their motorcycle while dodging the pick-up truck.
Following the incident, the two victims’ bodies were taken to Sadao Hospital for autopsy and identification. Relatives of the deceased may contact Sadao Hospital for further information.
Another tragedy struck in the southern province of Phang Nga in Febuary when an American man died after crashing his Ducati motorcycle into a trailer truck at 5.30pm on Phetchakasem Road.
Officers from Mueng Phan Nga Police Station investigated the scene of the accident and found the body of the foreign man on the road at the back of the trailer truck. He was later identified as a 67 year old US citizen named Edward.
A brand new red Ducati motorcycle was found near the dead man’s body. The bike was registered in Phuket.
The driver reported to police that while travelling at a steady 60 kilometres per hour in the left lane, a red Ducati approached him at high speed. He honked twice to warn the rider, but the motorcycle lost control and collided with his truck. To read more click here
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