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English woman among injured as tuk-tuk and big bike collide in Central Bangkok

Four tourists in a tuk-tuk were left sprawled over the road in a late night collision with a big bike on Tuesday.

bike tuk tuk smashThe accident happened as the tuk-tuk was taking four passengers from the airport link at Rachathewi to Sathorn via the Chalerm Pao intersection, Thairath reports.

Driver Sommai Saenkhot, 47, said he was turning into Henri Dunant road when he was rear ended by a motorcycle. The impact spread his four passengers over the tarmac and left the bike rider with grievous injuries.

All four and the bike rider were rushed to hospitals.

Police at the scene found a Kawasaki Z250 with its front smashed in and a tuk-tuk with damage to its rear tyre. An English woman identified only as Tomesa (sic) was among the four injured tourists that also included an Indian male aged about 40-50 and a Thai man called Pasakorn Paokaew, 27.

Sakda Wiangnon, 31, the bike rider sustained serious injuries and was unconscious with a smashed wrist.

Police have breathalysed the tuk-tuk driver and are collecting statements from witnesses and studying CCTV as they proceed with the case.

Thai Visa / Thairath

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