Reckless U-turn leads to fatal crash on Sukhumvit Road

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A tragic accident claimed the life of a 13 year old boy early today when a reckless U-turn by a pickup truck led to a fatal collision on Sukhumvit Road near the Aum Rak Animal Hospital in Samet, Mueang District, Chon Buri.

Local police and emergency services, including a team from Chon Buri Hospital and the Trai Koonatham Rescue Foundation, were called to the scene at 7.30am today. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Thanakorn, a middle school student, who had suffered severe injuries including a broken neck, ribs, arms, and legs, with tyre marks indicating he had been run over.

Nearby, a black Isuzu D-Max pickup truck with Bangkok plates showed damage to its right side. A white Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, also with Bangkok plates, had similar damage. The boy’s Yamaha motorcycle, registered in Prachinburi, was found in the middle of the road, reduced to a heap of twisted metal.

Witnesses reported that the black Isuzu D-Max had been travelling from Sukhumvit Road towards Ang Sila, with the boy on his motorcycle heading in the same direction. As the pickup attempted an illegal U-turn, it struck the side of the motorcycle, sending the boy tumbling into the opposite lane where he was hit by the oncoming white Mitsubishi Triton.

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Residents noted that the location is not a designated U-turn point and has been the site of frequent accidents. One resident urged drivers to adhere to traffic laws and only make U-turns at designated spots to prevent such tragedies.

Police have yet to determine the exact cause of the accident or assign blame. Both pickup truck drivers will be questioned, and CCTV footage will be reviewed as part of the ongoing investigation, reported KhaoSod.

In related news, a tragic accident occurred when a motorbike crashed into the rear of a minibus parked on the road, leading to the death of the rider’s father. The incident took place at 5.36am last Sunday, June 9, on Sukhumvit Road, heading towards Pattaya, in Bang Lamung, Chon Buri.

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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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