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2 dead as car driven by Treasury official crashes into shop

 

A SEDAN driven by a land appraiser at the Treasury Office in Samut Songkhram province crashed into a 20 baht miscellaneous goods store after trying dodge a motorcycle that cut in front of her leading to two persons being killed and four others including herself being injured, Sanook.com said this afternoon (June 2).

Police rushed to the scene of the accident at Mae Klong Market in Mueang district where they found the sedan’s glass windshield shattered and goods in the store scattered all around.

Outside a blue motorcycle with a sidecar had overturned over a red one which got badly damaged.  About 10 metres away was a blue-grey motorcycle with the rear end demolished.

Investigation revealed that  Ms. Worakhanit, 46, the land appraiser, was driving to work when a motorbike cut in front prompting her to swerve, but upon losing control of the vehicle she then slammed into the two motorcycles parked in front of the shop and zooming straight into it.

Six people were taken to Somdej Phra Phutthaloetla Hospital with the driver in critical condition. Mr Thonglang, 57, who was driving the motorbike with a sidecar and had stopped to do some shopping got slightly injured. Miss Phitmai, 47, who was riding the other motorcycle parked in front of the shop and her pillion passenger Mrs. Kwannapha, 46, also got slightly hurt.

However Mr Sombat, 55, who was riding the blue-grey motorcycle the sedan hit while trying to dodge it, and his pillion passenger Miss Sirikan, 45, were severely injured and later died in the hospital.

The shop owner Ms. Wilawan, 39, said she usually sits in front of the shop but just before the accident felt like drinking some coffee so went to the back to make a cup. She heard a loud noise and thought a motorcycle had crashed into her store and upon turning around was hit by some shards of glass that flew straight onto her. 

Mr. Chana Intarachot, the head of Ban Prok  Subdistrict Administrative Organisation said the U-turn at the point of the accident should be closed with it being safer for drivers to make the turn under the bridge a little further down the road. This is because there are many motorcycles driving the wrong way in this area during the rush hour thus causing a problem for cars passing by that have to swerve to avoid hitting them with this leading to accidents.

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The scene of the accident at the 20 baht shop in which two people died and four got injured. Photos: Sanook.com

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