Motorist kills, injures cyclists in another such tragedy
Less than two days after a tragic accident in Chiang Mai, another car ploughed into three cyclists on a Bangkok road Monday night, fatally injuring one and badly injuring two others.
The unknown motorist fled the scene after the accident shortly before 8:30 pm on the Ram-Indra Road, police said.
Pol Lt Col Kobchok Boonchan, an interrogator of Khokkram police station, was alerted of the accident at 8:30 pm.
He rushed to the scene in front of the Bangkok Boulevard housing estate in Bangkok’s Khannayao district with rescuers from the Ruam Katanyoo Foundation.
When they arrived at the scene, three injured cyclists had been rushed to the Phayathai Navamin Hosptial. Two were identified as Thanyakorn Densirimongkol, 31, and Nikhom Chenpimaik, 36. The other was unidentified.
Thanyakorn later died at the hospital.
Police found badly-damaged bicycles on the road and sidewalk. About 50 meters away, a black Honda Jazz car with Bangkok license plate was left on the road island. Its front bumper and left side had traces of crash. It was towed to the Khokkram police station.
Witnesses told police that the three cyclists were riding on the left lane of the outbound Ram-Indra Road and the car was seen swaying and speeding before it ploughed into the three bikes.
The car then hit the road guard rail and turned and stopped on the road island. A young man was seen exiting the car to take a look at the injured and disappeared without helping them.
Police will summon the car owner to be questioned.
On Sunday, a drunk university student crashed into a group of five cyclists on a Chiang Mai road, killing three and injuring two others.