Motorcycle Injures 3 Near Memorial Service for Motorcycle Crash Victim

Medics assist a man injured in a motorcycle accident that took place across the street from where a ceremony was being held for a woman  killed in the same spot two weeks ago, Pathum Thani, 28 July 2015.

PATHUM THANI — Three people were injured in a motorcycle accident that took place across the street from where a religious service was being held for a pedestrian who was killed on the same crosswalk two weeks ago.

The memorial was dedicated to Lanchakorn Chanklom, 54, who died when a motorcyclist crashed into her while she was walking on a zebra crossing on Rangsit – Pathum Thani Road in Pathum Thani province on 15 July. She was returning home from an event where she had signed a petition calling for a pedestrian bridge to be built over that section of the road.

This morning, a pedestrian was injured on the same crosswalk while she was on her way to attend the merit-making ceremony for Lanchakorn.

The pedestrian, a 40-year-old woman named Suphaporn Suwannawong, and the two men on the motorcycle were injured in the accident and have been sent to the hospital, police said.

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Buddhist monks hold a ceremony for a woman killed by a motorcycle while she was crossing a road in Pathum Thani, 28 July 2015.

According to local resident Wanchai Charoenkitpiman, 56, Pathum Thani authorities told him they are in the process of designing and approving the construction of a pedestrian bridge as requested by the petitioners. 

"I don't want to see any more people getting killed or injured by crossing this road," Wanchai said. "There's a zebra crossing here, but the vehicles rarely stop for us."

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