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Elderly Thai couple die in Krabi road smash

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Elderly Thai couple die in Krabi road smash

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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An elderly couple have died after a collision between a speeding pickup truck and motorbike sidecar in Krabi.

 

Plai Phraya Police were notified of the accident this morning at 11am on the Southern Seaboard Road in Plai Phraya. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the bodies of a 78 year old man Somjit Aolueknua and 79 year old woman Jear Sudkam on the side of the road. They had died instantly from the impact of the collision. Nearby they found their damaged motorbike sidecar (saleng).

 

A damaged pickup truck was found nearby that collided with a palm tree on the side of the road. The pickup truck driver is an un-named 25 year old who sustained serious injuries and was taken to Plai Phraya Hospital.

 

Witness say the pickup truck driver was driving at high speed, collided with the motorbike sidecar and then smashed into the palm tree. Police are continuing their investigation.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/krabi/elderly-thai-couple-die-in-krabi-road-smash

 

 

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So sad for the elderly couple. 

The only times the driver does not flee the scene seem to be when he is injured and when the car is wrecked.

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Stupid is as stupid does, RIP top the elderly couple, probably just pottering along enjoying the day. 

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I believe that these sidecars are actually illegal (and with good reason, as people, often kids. sit in them unsecured). Not that them being illegal makes any difference in Thailand. My brother-in-law has one, and he's a policeman.

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I hope the driver wakes up to realise he's facing a double manslaughter charge!

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Witness say the pickup truck driver was driving at high speed

Notoriously unreliable.

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Is the motorbike sidecar illegal ? Did driver of motorbike sidecar have licence to drive 3 wheel vehicle ?

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On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 7:37 AM, cardinalblue said:

Surprise! Surprise! A Thai male driving a pick up at speed...

He was a Thai?

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