(16 February) A school pupil was killed after his motorcycle had been hit by a 18-wheeled truck as he made his way to a national university entrance exam.
The incident took place on Phaholyothin Road in Lam Luk Ka district, Pathum Thani province.
Police identified the victim as Mr. Panupong Photirak, 18, a student from Rittiyawannalai School and a local resident. It is reported that he was on his way to attend an Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET) when the accident occurred.
Witnesses said it was raining and Mr. Panupong lost control of his mtorbike, when he was hit by the oncoming truck. He then fell off his vehicle and was run over by the vehicle.
Kukot Police later arrested the truck driver, Mr. Montri Sri-Ngam, 36, who parked his vehicle 800 metres away from the scene. Mr. Montri said he was not aware that his vehicle had hit the student.
Police have charged Mr. Montri with reckless driving resulting in the death of a person.
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