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Motorcycle Kills Road Safety Petitioner in Pathum Thani

A woman was run over and killed by a motorcycle moments after she signed a petition calling for improved pedestrian safety in Pathum Thani province yesterday.

road safety campaigner killed in ThailandAccording to police, the motorcyclist crashed into the 54-year-old woman, Lanchakorn Chanklom, in front of Soi Sukkhee 2 on Rangsit – Pathum Thani Road at around 11am. The motorcyclist was identified as a university student, who was also injured in the accident and has been sent to a hospital.

The incident took place close to where local community leaders and residents were gathering to sign a petition calling for a pedestrian bridge to be built over the road to prevent injuries and deaths.

According to Somjit Taethaisong, deputy chairman of Bang Poon Subdistrict Municipal Council, Lanchakorn came to the table set up by the residents to sign her name and then crossed the road to head home. Just as she was crossing the road, the motorcycle crashed into her, throwing its rider off onto the side of the road.

Lanchakorn reportedly died at the scene. Police said they will interrogate the university student at the hospital as soon as she is able to speak with police.

Full Story Here – Khaosod English

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