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Student, 18, killed in collision with truck

Student, 18, killed in collision with truck

PHUKET: An 18-year-old student died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a truck on Thepkrasattri Rd yesterday (Sept 12).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 09:55AM

Police were called to the scene, in front of Baan Nai Khlam Noodle House on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Moo 1, Srisoonthorn, at 11:35am.

On the left side of the road was a red Honda Wave 125 motorcycle. Nearby was the body of Suriya Petchlamul, an 18-year-old first-year student at Phuket Rajabhat University, registered as living in Sakhu.

Mr Suriya had died of fatal head trauma.

Stopped more than 30 metres down the road was a Bangkok-registered six-wheeled Hino truck. 

Police said they found collision impact marks on the left side of the truck, one near the cab at the front, two others in front of the rear left wheels.

The driver, Nuntavorasak Damda, 37, from Loei province, told police that he was driving along the road when he heard a sound of something hitting the truck on its left side. He turned to look and saw a motorbike falling onto the road.

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Mr Nuntavorasak said he immediately stopped the truck and went back to check on the motorbike driver, who was already dead. 

Mr Nuntavorasak and the truck were taken to Thalang Police Station while police continue their investigation, police reported.

Officers did not speculate whether or not Mr Suriya went under the wheels of the truck or struck his head on the road after falling. His brain was found on the road.

A broken red helmet was found beside the motorbike.

Mr Surya’s body was taken to Thalang Hospital for post-mortem examination and to be handed over to relatives, officers added.

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christysweet | 14 September 2022 - 15:16:55

Every accident is a result of two or more mistakes overlapping. This terrible incident had the contributions of  5 or 6  I'm guessing. Is that the actual scooter, remarkably intact or does the pic not show the damage? 

[That is the motorbike - Ed]

Kurt | 14 September 2022 - 09:53:24

Poor Suriya, who made a wrong calculation in trying to overtake this truck. Perhaps the airstream of the truck got him out of balance. Seen the truck photos it looks to be hard to get under it's wheels. May he rest in peace.

JohnC | 14 September 2022 - 09:09:30

Was it determined whether he was actually wearing the helmet when the accident happened or was it in the basket like most always are? His brain being found on the road tends to make me think not. 

Capricornball | 13 September 2022 - 13:11:39

@Taswegian-correct, they should have taken the motorbike into custody as well, as it was the motorbike that hit the truck, and must have forcibly taken poor Suriya with it.  Evidently, there are many motorbikes out there that have a mind of their own, and are very often hitting things like parked trucks, trees and center medians. Unfortunately they are taking their young riders with them

Nasa12 | 13 September 2022 - 11:10:59

R.I.P  Suriya.

Taswegian | 13 September 2022 - 10:35:20

Clearly, once again, it was the motor-bike's fault!


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