Young motorcyclist perishes in Samut Songkhram accident

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A tragic collision in Samut Songkhram province claimed the life of a young motorcyclist after a pickup truck made a sudden turn in front of him, leading to a forceful impact. The incident occurred at 9.45am today, March 27.

Police Lieutenant Chanathip Ongkleub, the deputy inspector at the Mueang Samut Songkhram Police Station, received a report of a vehicular collision involving a motorcycle and rushed to the scene with the Swang Benjathat Foundation’s rescue team.

At the site of the accident, the body of 18 year old Phongsakorn (surname withheld), was discovered with severe injuries. Unconscious, he had sustained a fractured skull with significant bleeding and a broken left femur with a gaping wound.

Despite the rescue team’s efforts to resuscitate him, his life could not be saved. The CCTV footage captured the heart-wrenching moment when the young man, who had just dropped his sister off at school, met his untimely demise.

The motorcycle, a Honda Wave with the license plate 1 กง 1430 Samut Songkhram, was found damaged at the front, while the involved pickup truck, a Toyota with the license plate บก 8855 Samut Songkhram, suffered damage on its left side.

The CCTV review revealed that as Phongsakorn was heading towards the Laem Yai area, a Toyota pickup truck driven by 63 year old Pathikorn (surname withheld), who was returning from an errand, turned into Soi Khositphatthana 5 to head home. The abrupt manoeuvre caused the motorcycle to collide with the truck violently, reported KhaoSod.

Initially, Phongsakorn was on his way back to catch a boat for oyster harvesting in Laem Yai when the accident occurred. The police have transported the body to the forensic department at Ratchaburi Hospital for further examination, and the investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident is ongoing.

In related news, a devastating motorbike collision on Wiset Road, Rawai, in Phuket, resulted in the death of two foreign men and a Thai woman.

An 18 year old Thai woman, another victim of the incident, was left injured and was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital.

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