Thai man killed by lorry after causing chaos at fuel station

Image courtesy of Khaosod

A Thai man involved in a spree of causing public unease met his demise as he was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler while crossing a road in Chachoengsao after he had caused a commotion at a nearby petrol station.

At 1.15am today, Mueang Chachoengsao Police Station officers received a report about a pedestrian being hit by an 18-wheel truck on Sirisothon Road, heading towards Bang Pakong, in front of a petrol station.

Upon arrival, they found a Ubon Ratchathani registered truck, parked in the far-right lane. The deceased man was found lying face down near the truck’s front left wheel. The police gathered evidence from the scene.

The truck driver, 41 year old Santi explained that he was driving normally in the middle lane when he saw a man standing in the road. He swerved right to avoid the man but he jumped in front of his truck.

Tragically Santi could not stop in time. He was transporting flour to Laem Chabang, Chon Buri.

A petrol station employee recounted that about 15 minutes before the accident, the deceased had walked into the station, causing a commotion at the payment booth.

He then damaged a car and assaulted a Grab motorcycle delivery rider before returning to the station.

The employee further stated that the owner of the car that he had damaged was waiting to confront him but instead the deceased walked out of the station and attempted to cross the road.

Bystanders then heard a loud crash and realised shortly after that he had been struck by the lorry.

Earlier, at around 10pm yesterday, local police had arrested the man after he got into a fight with customers at a restaurant in the city.

He was taken to Mueang Chachoengsao Station and later released into his father’s custody. However, he fled again, leading to a series of events that resulted in his death.

Authorities are still determining whether the deceased was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reported Khaosod.

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