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Third death in the last hours of Songkran | Thaiger

KATHU: In the fading hours of the government’s “seven days of danger” road safety campaign over the Songkran holidays, a 17-year-old motorbike rider died after his motorcycle and a Toyota Fortuner collided at the junction of Wichit Songkram Rd and the entrance to Bang Wad Dam.

At yesterday’s ‘Governor Meets the Press’ meeting it was explained that Eakasit Khamnoi was driving his motorcycle at 10:35 pm Tuesday when his motorcycle and the Fortuner  collided. Officials named the driver of the Fortuner as 45-year-old Australian John Ian Roberts.

Eakasit was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Roberts has been charged with negligence causing death.

Throughout the nation 361 people were killed in road accidents, with 4,805 injured from 4,274 accidents during the seven days of Songkran celebrations.

 

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