Fatal night-time collision on Uthai Thani road claims teenage life

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A tragic collision on a dark road resulted in the death of a 17 year old high school student and injured two others yesterday, December 1.

The incident occurred on the Khao Khong Chai-Ban Pa Ao route, in Uthai Thani’s Lan Sak district. The vehicles involved were an E-Tan pickup carrying a full load of rice, a Honda PCX scooter, and a Honda Wave motorcycle.

Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered the E-Tan vehicle with its chassis dislodged. Nearby, the Honda PCX scooter lay toppled without a registration plate, its front severely damaged. A short distance away, they discovered the lifeless body of the student, who was studying in year 12 at a local school.

Further away, the Honda Wave motorcycle, registered with the number plate 1กช-9456 Uthai Thani, was found overturned under a tree. The injured parties, identified as Thanet Saransuwan, the driver of the E-Tan, and the owner of the Honda Wave who is a student, were immediately transported to the hospital.

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Upon interviewing a friend of the deceased, it was revealed that the group had been travelling home from Lan Sak to Pa Ao. The stretch of road where the accident occurred was devoid of electricity, making the road exceptionally dark. It is hypothesized that the deceased did not notice the E-Tan parked on the side of the road, resulting in a forceful rear-end collision. The friend, who was also injured in the accident, had a similar encounter, reported KhaoSod.

Thanet, the driver of the E-Tan, stated that he was returning home after harvesting rice from the fields. He admitted that his vehicle lacked a rear light and the time of the accident was intensely dark. The police are presently conducting further investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the accident before proceeding with any legal action.

In related news, a Thai village headman imposed a ban on drying rice on the roads, following a fatal accident involving a young motorcyclist who collided with a pile of rice. The decision comes from understanding the predicament of both parties involved and acknowledging the traditional practices of the villagers. Read more about this story HERE.

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