Connect with us


Four die in weekend horror smashes



Four die in weekend horror smashes | Thaiger

PA KHLOK: Four people were killed on Sunday night in two separate road accidents involving motorcycles. One of the victims was a five-year-old child.

At about 7 pm on Sunday, two women and a boy – members of the same family – were killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck on the Baan Para – Baan Muang Mai Rd in Pa Khlok, on the route to the Mission Hills Golf Course, said Thalang Police Officer Pol Maj Seksan Konsakorn.

The driver of the pickup told police that he was driving his vehicle at about 80kmh when he saw the motorbike being driven at speed along the sidewalk. As the pickup approached, the motorbike veered into the side of the truck, causing the collision and knocking the three family members to the ground, he added.

The bodies of the three victims, all pronounced dead at the scene by Kusoldharm Foundation volunteers, were taken to Thalang Hospital for autopsy.

“The left side of the pickup suffered damage consistent with the information the driver gave us and the vehicle came to rest in the correct lane, which suggests the vehicle was being driven appropriately,” the policeman added.

Maj Seksan identified one of the women as 43-year-old Vassana Puengpak, a native of Srisaket province. The other woman and the child remained unidentified, although police said the child was about five years old.

“I will contact their relatives in Srisaket so funeral arrangements can be made,” he said.

On the same night, one man was killed in a horrific collision between a Mercedes-Benz and a motorcycle on Thepkrasattri Rd.

Pol Maj Prakorb Boonkwan of the Thalang Police said that at about 9 pm Pradit Mulikabutra was attempting to traverse Thepkrasattri Rd on his saleng (motorcycle with illegal sidecar) to reach the opposite lane.

Riding against the flow of traffic near Baan Nai Klum Mosque, Khun Pradit was killed instantly when the Mercedes-Benz smashed into his motorcycle at high speed, the policeman said. K. Pradit’s left leg was crushed and his right leg ripped clean off, he added.

The car driver, Sittha Ngan-Sathit, 36, told police that he had been driving at about 90kmh when the saleng suddenly maneuvered straight into his path, making the head-on collision unavoidable.

“We cannot make presumptions about who is in the wrong in this case. The motorcycle driver drove in the wrong lane to reach the other side, and the Benz driver was going very fast,” said Maj Prakorb.

However, police have yet to file any charges against Khun Sittha, as is usually standard in all road accidents resulting in death.


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Video8 mins ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Crime21 mins ago

Big Joke seizes Tuhao’s private jet in Hua Hin

Phuket24 mins ago

Phuket officials once again report finding no human trafficking on fishing boats

Sponsored8 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Thailand28 mins ago

South Korea increases quota of Thai workers next year

Tourism29 mins ago

Indian pervs arrested after harassing tourist in Mumbai

Vietnam57 mins ago

Province in Vietnam boosting tourism with its rich culture

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand1 hour ago

Teen girl’s ID card request denied as she doesn’t look like her mother

Crime1 hour ago

Body of missing woman found tied to water pump in western Thailand

South Korea1 hour ago

NZ suitcase murders go to court

Thailand2 hours ago

Chinese gangs in Thailand take another hit as “Tony” falls

Pollution2 hours ago

Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

Crime2 hours ago

Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

Press Room3 hours ago

Thai-Italian Business Summit highlights the importance of a shared vision

Thailand3 hours ago

Percentage of HIV infections rising among young Thais

Tourism3 hours ago

TAT launches luxury travel package to Thailand for rich South Korean tourists

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11