BMW driver hits motorcycle, causing fatal crash in central Thailand

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A BMW driver rear-ended a motorcycle carrying three people, resulting in one fatality and two injuries. The driver claimed the motorcycle abruptly stopped in front of him, leaving him with no time to brake.

A collision occurred this morning, July 2, on the bridge returning from Phahonyothin Road to Phahonyothin Road in front of a bone factory in Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani. The incident was reported to Police Lieutenant Warut Bhumibak of the Khlong Luang Police Station. Medical examiners from Thammasat University Hospital also attended the scene.

The crash resulted in the death of 23 year old Pornpan who was found lying in front of a white BMW with Bangkok registration plates. Nearby was a damaged Yamaha NMAX motorcycle with Nakhon Nayok registration plates. The motorcycle’s rear end was heavily damaged from the impact.

According to reports, the BMW driver, 23 year old Thanakorn claimed that the motorcycle was travelling in front of him and suddenly stopped. He could not brake in time and collided with the motorcycle. Two other individuals on the motorcycle, 21 year old Waraporn and another woman who has not been identified, sustained injuries. They were promptly taken to Paolo Rangsit Hospital by the Ruamkatanyu Foundation officials.

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An eyewitness, 36 year old Surathian recounted that he was driving behind the BMW when it overtook him. He then saw the BMW stop on the bridge and the driver get out.

“I saw the motorcycle fall, with two injured people. I couldn’t see the person lying under the car. All three people on the motorcycle were women.”

Thanakorn echoed this account.

“The motorcycle was in front of me and stopped. I couldn’t brake in time and hit it hard.”

Following the examination of the scene, Police Lieutenant Warut documented the incident and had the Ruamkatanyu Foundation transport the deceased to Thammasat University Hospital for further examination. Thanakorn was taken to Khlong Luang Police Station for additional questioning, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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