Injured man dies after cop tells ambulance to move

Breaking News June 05, 2013 00:00

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A man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday died shortly after medics attending to him were ordered by a police officer to move their ambulance to ease a traffic jam, according to a Facebook complaint that linked to a widely viewed video.

After the complaint including photos and a video clip of the incident was posted on RKU News’ Facebook page yesterday, Metropolitan Police deputy chief Police Maj-General Worasak Noppasittiporn, who is responsible for traffic, wrote on his own Facebook page that the incident occurred in an area under Min Buri Police Station’s responsibility. He instructed the station chief and the police officer seen in the video clip to explain the incident to him.
The complaint alleged that the man crashed his motorcycle into an electric post opposite the Big C supermarket’s Romklao branch at 9.08am. An emergency medical services team from Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital rushed to the accident scene, and found that the man was unconscious. While they were administering CPR, an unidentified police officer told them via walkie-talkie that they should move the injured man and their ambulance away from the scene as it was blocking traffic. A group of officers were seen erecting a traffic checkpoint 300 metres from the accident scene. However, the medics continued to help the man. After that, a policeman rode up on his motorcycle to tell them to move their ambulance 100 metres from the scene to ease the traffic jam. 

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