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30 December 2012 :: 20:12:39 pm 69926

Pregnant Woman Dies In Deadliest Traffic Week

A 43-year-old pregnant woman on a motorbike was killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Jomtien. She was on a motorbike driven by her husband, who was making a left turn in front of the oncoming truck at a Sukhumvit Road intersection. In the holiday week from December 27 to January 3, traffic fatalities peak across Thailand during the so-called “Seven Dangerous Days.” More than 300 people died in accidents last year.
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PATTAYA – December 30, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]: a report of a pickup truck colliding with a motorbike and killing one person and injuring others was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Phattarasa Kejparkkul, detective officer of Pattaya police station, Dongtarl sub branch. He rushed to the scene with the rescue team from Sawangboriboon Thammasathan Pattaya.

The accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road at the red light intersection at Boonkanjanaram temple, Muang Chonburi inbound, moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung.

At the scene, police found a body of a dead woman, Ms. Aimorn Lekpet, 43 years old, from Nongnae in Panomsarakam, Chacherngsao. She was discovered to be 3 months pregnant. Her seriously-injured husband, who had been driving the motorbike, had already been sent to the hospital.

Their damaged motorbike was lying nearby, a blue-grey Honda Wave. It had been hit in the middle of its frame. About 20 meters away was the pickup truck that crashed into the bike. It was a bronze Toyota Vigo, with its front end was severely damaged from the crash. The pickup truck’s driver was identified as Mr.Somboon Roopsoong, 37 years old. He was still in shock, and his relatives were trying to soothe him.

Police questioned witnesses who saw the accident. They said the pickup truck was coming from Sattahip direction and driving through the intersection. But the motorcycle was turning to soi Boonkanjanaram temple, and turned into the path of the oncoming truck when it got hit.

The impact from the crash sent the female victim flying from the bike. The witnesses did not know which vehicle had run through the red light, and which one had the-right-of-way.

After inspection and a thorough investigation, the police will follow up to question Mr. Somboon when he recovers enough to talk. The rescue team transported the female victim’s body to Banglamung hospital, where she will be kept while her relatives are notified.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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