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Three killed in car collision in Phetchabun


Three people were killed in a deadly head-on car collision in Phetchabun province.

The accident involving a luxury sport car and a hatchback happened on Saraburi-Lomsak Road in Nongphai district on Sunday.

Na Chaliang Police Station said that a BMW Z4 and a Suzuki Swift were found wrecked on the road from a head-on collision, which killed the driver and a passenger of the Suzuki Swift and the driver of the BMW. The only survivor of the accident is an 18-year-old girl who was on the front seat of the BMW. She was rushed to hospital and remains in critical condition.

Three killed in car collision in Phetchabun

A news source reported that the driver of the BMW was identified as Suraphak (last name withheld), aged 50 years, a programmer residing in Bangkok and former leader of the pro-democracy group “Seri Panyachon”, which mostly consists of college students in Bangkok.

Suraphak made headlines in 2015 when he was sued for violating the lese majeste law, or Section 112 of the Criminal Code, for posting online messages defaming the monarch, but the court eventually dismissed the case.

Witnesses said that they saw the BMW driving from Khao Kho National Park and heading to Bangkok at high speed when the car reportedly weered out of control on the wet road following rains, slid across the traffic island and hit the oncoming Suzuki Swift.

Published : June 14, 2021

By : THE NATION