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Speeding car kills roadside vendor


A speeding car crashed into a roadside stall in Pathum Thani province on Friday afternoon, killing the vendor.

Police said the accident happened at 3pm on the western ring road in Tambon Khu Luang, Lard Lum Kaew district.
Sompong Pirason, 32, the vendor who was selling roti saimai (Thai cotton candy in burrito pancake), died at the scene.
The car driver, Panupong Thasa, 33, and his passenger, Anyamanee Senapithak, 26, were injured.
The driver claimed his car’s braking system malfunctioned.
But another driver who witnessed the accident, Phairat Rojanawat, 51, told police that he had seen the car speeding and swerving to the left and right, trying to overtake other vehicles before the crash.
The victim’s mother, Amporn Rodpong 64, told police that her daughter normally sold on the other side of the road but she decided to switch to the opposite side, hoping to make money from motorists leaving Bangkok for Songkran holidays.

Published : April 14, 2018

By : The Nation