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Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash


A 19-year-old man died when he crashed his motorcycle into a 10-wheel truck in Bung Kan’s Bung Khong Lhong district on Sunday morning, police said.

The man was reportedly having a drug-induced hallucination at the time, and was attempting to flee from his mother as she tried to take him to hospital.
Responding to an 8.20am report about a fatal crash in Tambon Pho Mak Khaeng, Bung Khlong Lhong superintendant Pol Colonel Thaprawit Inthachai led officials to inspect the scene – a parking area in front of the Chairit Construction Shop. They found the body of Prachan Thaoputtha, who had suffered serious head injuries, near his Honda motorcycle that had hit a parked 10-wheel truck. 
Prachan’s mother Jampee Khamsopa, 48, told police that her son had been taking yaba, a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine, and he often had hallucinations, which led to paranoia and insomnia.
She was about to take him to Bung Khong Lhong Hospital, but he sped away when she got off the pillion seat. It is believed that he thought he was being chased. He crashed into the truck that was parked two kilometres from the hospital.

Published : October 15, 2017

By : The Nation