National chief asks police to be careful after officer dies on chase over missing licence plate
The National police chief, Chakthip Chaijinda, has urged police nationwide to review their strategy for arresting suspects after a constable-ranked officer was killed in road accident related to a motorcycle chase on Saturday in Kanchanaburi.
Chakthip has asked that police officers perform their duties with caution so as to prevent their deaths or injuries, said police spokesman Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen.
Krissana was referring to an incident in which Pol Senior Sgt-Major Suchat Chewpreecha, 51, of Tha Maka precinct was killed on duty at 10am on Saturday while on a motorcycle chase of a suspect who was also riding a motorbike. The suspect’s bike lacked a licence plate.
Suchat crashed into an Isuzu sedan and was then crushed by a passing truck. The unnamed truck driver fled the scene but was later apprehended by police.
The Provincial Police Region 7 was in the process of providing the entitled welfare and compensation to Suchat's family as per the regulation, Kissana said.