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Daily News in cooperation with the national legislature, police and anti drink driving foundation are giving prizes for the best road carnage videos from dash cams.
It is part of the news media’s “Volunteer Eyes of the Traffic” campaign.
Top prize of 20,000 baht goes to Wipawee Janthadee with “Pick Up Hit and Run”. Her video from March 24th shows Nopadol Wongwongsa, 38, collide with a motorcycle on the Chonburi bypass heading for Pattaya.
Nopadol said he didn’t see what happened but has since admitted all to Samet police who continue to investigate and wait for further reports on the state of the victim in hospital.
This video featured what looked like a chase through a red light.
The runners-up prize of 10,000 baht went to Thanasan Jampathai for “Benz Woman Changes Her Mind” filmed on March 26th by the bridge on Rachadapisek Road crossing the Lat Prao intersection.
A female driver decided to abort using the bridge and change lanes resulting in two motorcycles crashing into the back of her. She has admitted everything but this continues to be the subject of investigation by Suthisan police.
Third prize of 5,000 baht has already been seen on Thai visa back in early March. The person who filmed “Hit Once Hit Again” was not mentioned but the footage featured 22 year old Pornthep Wangkornklang running over a motorcyclist not once but twice.
He then went on a rampage of destruction in the Sri Nakharin area of Samut Prakarn damaging other vehicles admitting later that he couldn’t drive.
Samrong Neua police have him facing the courts for negligent and reckless driving causing injury.
Six other consolation prizes will also be given out today (Thursday) in a ceremony at the national legislature at 1pm.