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Surin man dies after driving into bridge construction hole

May 31. 2018
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By The Nation

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A motorcyclist ignored a road barrier and fell into a large hole dug in preparation for the construction of a pillar for a canal bridge in Samut Prakan’s Muang district in the early hours of Thursday, dying instantly, police reported.

A motorist driving past the spot on Buddha Raksa Road in Tambon Praekkasa saw the body and alerted police at 2am.

Police and rescuers found the body of Chakkrit Suha, 36, from Surin at the bottom of the hole, his forehead, throat, chest and leg pierced by four of the iron bars used to reinforce concrete pillars. The front tyre of his motorcycle incurred similar damage.

Tyre tracks on the road indicated he had been trying to brake about 50 metres short of the hold.

Police said the contractor had put up concrete barriers to tell motorists to use the right lane but Chakkrit apparently drove through a small space between the barriers and was unable to stop in time when he saw the hole ahead.

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