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Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash


PHUKET: A pregnant British woman was killed in a hit and run with an 18-wheeled-truck on Thepkrasattri road in Thalang at noon today.

“She was riding on a motorbike with her partner, who did not sustain injuries. While driving, they changed lanes to avoid a vehicle parked on the left side of the road (the motorbike lane). As they did this, the truck hit their bike from behind,” said Lt Col Sanit Nukhong of Thalang Police.
“The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries,” he added.
Her partner is also a British national. Both were taken to Thalang Hospital. Their names are being withheld until their families have been notified.
Police are now looking for the truck driver, who fled the scene in his vehicle.

Published : May 08, 2017

By : Phuket Gazette