Fleeing driver beaten by crowd after truck kills woman

Breaking News September 25, 2017 11:27

By The Nation

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A pickup truck driver, who police said appeared to be drunk, was assaulted by passers-by while trying to escape after his vehicle allegedly hit a motorcycle and ran over a woman pillion rider in Pattaya late on Sunday night.

Pornthep Jai-ngam, 31, was stopped and badly beaten by chasing passers-by at a curve on Pattaya Road at about 20 minutes after midnight on Monday. The spot was about two kilometres away from the scene of the accident.

Police said Aim-orn Thongpan, 43, was killed after Pornthep’s pickup crushed her head. Another woman, Natchuree Khammuang, 25, was injured and rushed to Bang Lamung hospital.

Eyewitness Pilanee Deethua, 28, told police that she saw the speeding truck hit the motorcycle driven by Natchuree, hurling it several metres away. Aim-orn fell off on the bike in the middle of the road and was crushed by the pickup.

The pickup then sped off but the alleged driver was caught by other people who had seen the accident.

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