Young mom killed in Phuket hit-and-run

PHUKET: A young mother riding a motorbike was killed instantly in a head-on collision with a car in Srisoonthorn early yesterday morning.

Maj Sekson Komsakorn of the Cherng Talay Police identified the deceased as 26-year-old Dok-aor Ponsri, a native of Ubon Ratchathani.

After receiving a report of the accident just before 2am, Kusoldharm Foundation workers rushed to the scene to find Miss Dok-aor dead and her motorbike completely demolished. Her body was taken to Thalang Hospital.

Such was the impact of the collision that parts of the vehicle that hit her, including the front bumper, were scattered around the scene, a curved section of Srisoonthorn Rd about 1.5 kilometers from the Heroines Monument.

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Initial investigation revealed that Ms Dok-aor was returning to her home in Srisoonthorn Village 5 after completing her shift at a bar located near the Laguna Phuket resort complex in Cherng Talay.

She was dragged about 40 meters by the vehicle that hit her coming from the opposite direction.

As is common in traffic accidents in Phuket, the driver fled the scene. He remains at large, but police and the woman’s boyfriend hope that debris left behind will lead to his arrest.

Ms Dok-aor was the mother of a nine-month-old child fathered by her companion Pongsakorn Taoloon, a 22-year-old resident of Udon Thani.

“I was really shocked after being told about the accident by the police. I have no idea how I am going to raise the baby without her mom, but we are not going to leave Phuket. My wife was determined to raise and educate the baby here in Phuket,” Mr Pongsakorn said.

— Sitthipong Nongkaew

Phuket News
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