Fatal collision on Rama 2 Road claims life of delivery rider

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A tragic accident involving a pickup truck and a motorbike resulted in the death of a 50 year old female rider. The driver claimed he did not see the motorbike, while several illegal migrant workers fled the scene but were later apprehended.

At 6.30pm yesterday, June 23, Police Lieutenant Pitiphan Wongaree received a report of a fatal collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Rama 2 Road, kilometre 69, heading towards Bangkok. The accident occurred in Moo 10, Bang Khan Tak sub-district, Mueang district, Samut Songkhram province. Rescue personnel from the Sawang Benjatham Samut Songkhram Foundation were also dispatched to the site.

The victim, Sumalee Wongsaro, was found dead at the scene wearing a Lineman delivery jacket. Her right leg was broken, her head was severely injured, and her body was crushed.

The body was discovered in the left lane, approximately 300 metres away from her cream-coloured Honda Scoopy-i motorbike, which bore the registration number 1 GK 847 Samut Songkhram. A food delivery bag was found near the motorbike.

The pickup truck involved in the accident was an Isuzu D-Max with the registration number Phor Khor 4465 Ratchaburi. The driver, 35 year old Sa Jarup, who lacks a formal registration status and is classified as an unregistered ethnic group member, was found to be incoherent in his statements.

He claimed to have picked up Myanmar nationals from Big C Ban Pong in Ratchaburi province and was en route to deliver them to Mahachai New Town in Samut Sakhon province. He alleged did not see Sumalee’s motorbike, leading to the fatal collision.

Flee attempt

Following the incident, seven illegal migrant workers who were passengers in the pickup truck attempted to flee into the surrounding village. Police officers and residents managed to apprehend five of them. The captured individuals were identified as, 25 year old Neyiwe, 23 year old Wakapo, 20 year old, Kemianotho,19 year old, Supoche and 16 year old Haso.

They were taken to the Mueang Samut Songkhram Police Station for questioning. Preliminary statements from the migrants revealed that they were seeking employment in Thailand and had paid approximately 3,000 baht each for the journey. They travelled through multiple checkpoints and switched vehicles several times before the accident occurred.

Initial investigations indicate that Sa received 700 baht per person for transporting the migrants from Big C Ban Pong to Samut Sakhon. Sumalee was on her way to deliver food to a customer, guided by GPS and was merging from the parallel lane to the main road when Sa’s speeding pickup truck collided with her motorbike, leading to her death.

The police charged Sa with assisting illegal migrants to evade capture. If further investigation reveals that he was driving recklessly, causing death, additional charges will be filed. The five captured Myanmar nationals face charges for illegal entry and will be processed and deported accordingly, reported Khaosod.

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