Woman dies in Kata hit-and-run

KATA: Lamphun Kotpanna, 27, from Sakhon Nakhon, died last night after her motorbike was hit by a pickup truck on the steep hill near the Marina Phuket Resort.

Sayan Thammapan, of the Phuket Ruamjai Rescue Foundation, told the Gazette, “She was riding her blue Honda Sonic motorbike on the hill in front of Marina Cottage Hotel in Kata, which has a very steep slope, about 9:30 pm.”

He said that witnesses reported seeing a speeding pickup truck hit the motorbike from behind, then drive off.

“This knocked her and her motorbike down. She suffered head injuries and her neck was broken. She died at the scene,” K. Sayan said.

“No witnesses can remember the license plate number, color or make of the pickup truck that hit her because it happened too quickly.

“Her cousin has taken her body back to Sakhon Nakhon,” he added.

Phuket News

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