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Carnage as brakes work fine – but Thai woman steps on the accelerator instead

Several people were seriously injured when a motorcycle cut in front of a woman – but instead of braking she slammed her foot on the accelerator.

Police attending the accident scene on Sukhumvit Road in Bang Poo Mai sub-district found two people lying on the road who had been on a motorcycle.

There was a Toyota Vios overturned by the side of the road.

And there had even been a collision with a six-wheel “song thaew” bus.

The woman driver who drove the Vios – 35 year old Chutikan Saphanuwatanachai – was only slightly hurt and was sitting by the side of the road next to her passenger Kanyaporn Rattanawaleekun, 48, who had head trauma.

Lying in the road were 16 year old tech school student Khemchart Dao-udom and “win” motorcycle taxi driver Thongma Naleekhiaw, 41.

Khemchart was unconscious with blood coming from his ear, nose and mouth. Thongma had a head injury.

All the injured were taken to hospital.

Chutikan said she had been on her way from Pak Nam to work in Bang Poo. She said that a bike cut in front of her. She swerved and in a panic slammed her foot down hard on the brake – except it was the accelerator.

She collided with another bike being driven in the left lane.

She then smashed into a barrier and careened 100 meters down the road before hitting the song thaew and overturning.

Thai Rath did not mention any charges yet in their story of the accident.

Thai VisaThai Rath

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