A 27-year-old woman, who was riding as a passenger on her husband’s motorbike, tragically lost her life when a passing pickup truck ran over her after her husband collided with another vehicle.
The husband, who was a food delivery rider, was likely looking at a GPS on his phone before he rear-ended a white Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck on Sukhumvit Road, Mueang district, Chonburi Province, according to eyewitness Mr. Kittipong Konwai, 32.
The tragic accident, involving three vehicles, occurred on Tuesday morning, September 12th. Rescue responders and a medical team from Chonburi Hospital rushed to the accident scene to find 25-year-old Mr. Chanchai Ternthao lying on the road with severe head wounds and his wife 27-year-old Ms. Suphansa Ternthao lying deceased beneath a bronze-grey Toyota Vigo pickup truck.
The couple’s orange-white Honda Zoomer X motorbike was found fallen near them. A white Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck with damage to its rear was also discovered nearby.
Eyewitness Mr. Kittipong stated that he saw Mr. Chanchai collide with the back of the Mitsubishi Triton, causing his wife to be thrown off the bike and onto the road, where she was tragically run over by another passing truck.
The husband seemed to be concentrating on his phone, probably checking a GPS as he was a food delivery rider, prior to the collision, Mr. Kittipong speculated.
Meanwhile, 42-year-old Ms. Somrutai Phattanaphaet, who ran over the victim, denied that she was speedy, saying her car was full of children because she was going to Bang Saen on a trip.
Relevant police were reviewing CCTV cameras before determining if any legal action would take place.
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