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A nine year old girl – happily returning home after buying stationery for the first day of term – was killed with her mother when a Mercedes Benz smashed into them at a Chumpae intersection in Thailand’s north east.
Buppha Innok, 41, from Nong Phai sub-district and Phannipha Saenrat, 9, were pronounced dead in hospital following the collision at the Talat Torung intersection on Maliwan Road.
Thai Rath said that 72 year old businessman Sittisak Phimrasee, the car driver, was not looking where he was going and slammed into the mother and child sending them flying across a median strip.
Sittisak was on his way to inspect fields in Loei.
Police are investigating the incident and no charges were yet reported.
Thai Visa / Thai Rath