Pattaya Daily News

10 March 2014 :: 07:03:45 am 82960

Police Chase Ends In 6 Cambodians Killed

A pick-up truck loaded with 10 Cambodian workers drove away from a police check point at high speed. It was chased by the police when it lost control turned over and collided with a bridge pillar which was under construction. There were 6 confirmed dead at the scene and 4 severely injured.
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CHONBURI – March 9, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Lt.Col. Pornchai Plangsiritharm (Investigation officer of Highway Police Division) was notified that there had been an accident where a pick-up truck had collided with the foundation pillar under the U-turn bridge of Khao Khiew on motorway road, route 7, the entrance route to Pattaya, Moo 7 Tambon Bang Phra, Amphur Sri Racha, Chonburi Province. There were many dead and seriously injured. So he rushed to the scene together with the rescuers of Fiew Yieng Tai Sriracha Foundation.

At the incident under the bridge at kilometre markers no. 89-90 the officers found a black Ford Ranger pick-up truck, license number Tor Ror 7317 Bangkok, which was severely damage from colliding with the foundation pillar. On the footpath next to the pick-up there were 4 injured victims which consisted of 3 males and 1 female that were lying on the ground crying in pain so the rescuers rushed them to Laem Chabang hospital. From inspecting the pick-up truck the officers found the dead driver and a total of 6 victims consisting of 4 males and 2 females. The rescue team needed to use cutting and spreading equipment to free them from the mangled wreck. All of the dead victims were from Cambodia.

Upon initial investigation, the police perceived that the pick-up truck had driven at high speed to flee a police checkpoint, so the police chased it until it arrived at the entrance route to Pattaya where it lost control rolled over hitting the bridge pillar which was under construction killing 6. Local people in the nearby area confirmed that the police who were chasing the pick-up truck were police from Samet police station. The superior police officer will call them to question them about the incident in order to find the actual cause of this terrible accident.

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