Motorcycle crash into parked truck kills two in Ang Thong

Image courtesy of Khaosod

A tragic accident resulted in the death of a young couple when their motorcycle collided with the rear of a parked truck in Ang Thong. The truck had run out of fuel, and the driver had left to purchase more when the incident occurred.

At 5.30pm yesterday, police from Ang Thong City Police Station were alerted to the fatal accident on the inbound Asia Highway near a brick Company in Talad Kruad Subdistrict, Ang Thong Province.

The collision involved a Honda motorcycle and a six-wheel truck. The motorcycle was found severely damaged and wedged into the back of the truck, with the bodies of the 19 year old male driver and the 18 year old female passenger still trapped in the wreckage.

Witnesses reported that the truck driver, 36 year old Ampol, had been transporting a backhoe to Bang Khae. He stated that his truck ran out of fuel, prompting him to pull over to the side of the road and walk to a nearby location to purchase more fuel.

Upon his return, he was shocked to find that a motorcycle had crashed into the rear of his truck, resulting in the deaths of both the male driver and the female passenger.

The Thai authorities quickly arrived at the scene, including medical personnel from Ang Thong Hospital, highway patrol officers, and members of the Ang Thong Rescue Association.

The bodies were taken to the hospital for further examination. The families will be able to collect the bodies to perform religious rites once the necessary legal procedures are completed.

The police have launched an investigation to determine the exact cause of the crash. They will examine whether the parked truck was sufficiently visible to oncoming traffic and if any other factors could have contributed to the accident.

Additionally, they will review the statements provided by Ampol and any other potential witnesses, reported Khaosod.

Tragic accidents like this underscore the importance of road safety measures and the need for drivers to ensure their vehicles are visible when parked on the roadside. The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the potential dangers on the road and the need for vigilance, both for those driving and those who may have to park due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Ryan Turner

Ryan is a journalism student from Mahidol University with a passion for history, writing and delivering news content with a rich storytelling narrative.

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