BANGKOK — A 70-year-old woman was killed at around 8:15pm Wednesday when the No.36 bus hit her on Hua Chang Bridge at Bangkok’s Ratchathewi District.
Air-con bus No. 36 was running from Huai Khwang to Si Phraya Pier when it hit a pedestrian identified as Pranom Ko-Charoenrat, 70, who was crossing the road, according to Capt. Nikom In-Oonchote of Pathumwan Police Station.
48-year-old bus driver Supasit Yodpanya said he was driving en route to Huai Khwang in the left lane. At the time many pedestrians were crossing the road during a traffic jam, Supasit told police. Supasit said he heard the vehicle hit something, so he parked the bus and discovered Pranom’s body.
Police charged Supasit Wednesday evening for reckless driving, Nikom said. Police will question witnesses and inspect CCTV footage from the area.