2 Die When Van Slams Into Truck on Bhumibol 1 Bridge

A Hyundai van sits wrecked Wednesday morning on the Bhumibol 1 Bridge in Bangkok. Two people inside died instantly.

BANGKOK — Two people died when their van slammed into a truck this morning on the Bhumibol 1 Bridge.

Van driver Roongmanee Brooks, 34, and passenger Jeerasak Kladkam, 20, died immediately in the accident.

The 53-year-old truck driver Thongyuth Donkan said that he was hauling a load of tapioca flour from the Khlong Toei Port en route to Samut Sakhon province. He was driving across the bridge when the van slammed into him from behind.


Police said they found no sign of braking at the scene and believe the van sped up and hit the truck as it approached a curve, according to Cpt. Hannarong Donsawai of Bang Pong Pang Police Station.


Truck driver Thongyuth wasn’t charged with any wrongdoing, Hannarong said. However, police will question witnesses, inspect CCTV footage and examine the blood alcohol level in van driver Roongmanee’s body to determine the cause of the accident.


Little apparent damage to a truck involved in an accident this morning on the Bhumibol 1 Bridge in Bangkok.