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Air Force officer killed in motorcycle-truck collision in Ayutthaya

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Air Force officer killed in motorcycle-truck collision in Ayutthaya

By The Nation

 

An Air Force flight sergeant was killed when his BMW motorcycle collided with a 18-wheel truck on an Ayutthaya road early on Saturday.

 

Ft Sgt 1st Class Pollawat Puangdee, 35, died at the scene of the accident on the north-bound Asia highway in Moo 5 village in Tambon Khayai in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district. The accident happened ahead of a bridge over the Lop Buri River.

 

His BMW R1150GS motorcycle also hit a bus and a pickup truck after it collided with the truck.

 

Police arrested Somkid Thongma-eng, 65, the driver of the 18-wheel truck, and charged him with reckless driving causing death and property damage.

 

Somkid told police that he made a U-turn under the bridge and collided with the fast-incoming motorcycle.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30357807

 

 
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20 hours ago, rooster59 said:

the fast-incoming motorcycle.

 

??? How about on-coming? Is there a war with motorcycle riders vs drivers? Motorcycle riders are missiles?  🤔   

 

(Some drunk or drugged ones probably are):smile:

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That's a mighty expensive motorcycle for a flight sergeant.

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1 hour ago, Briggsy said:

That's a mighty expensive motorcycle for a flight sergeant.

First thing I noticed too. The cost new was in excess of  1 million baht. Perhaps he purchased it used? I know that with BMW vehicles, smart owners dump their cars after 5 years because all the parts start to break or will have worn out. Maybe the same holds for the bikes.

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Surprised there are not more bike accidents at some of these u-turns. Walking last night, busy highway, saw three different bikes go flying by at 120+ in a 60 zone, two wearing only shorts and t-shirt, no helmet.... even sitting inside an air-conditioned coffee shop set back fifty metres from the road you can still hear them screaming past.

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:18 AM, Briggsy said:

That's a mighty expensive motorcycle for a flight sergeant.

Maybe he was a "high flyer". RIP

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