The wreckage of the car, its top sliced off, the young doctor was driving when he ran into the rear of a truck loaded with bamboo on Sunday night in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)
KANCHANABURI: A young doctor died when his car crashed into the rear of a truck loaded with bamboo on Sunday night.
The accident occurred about 9.50pm on Highway 323 in front of a school in tambon Sai Yok.
Killed in the accident was Veerapat Suharitdamrong, 26, a doctor at Somdet Phra Piyamaharat Rommaniyakhet Hospital in Sai Yok district.
Police said Veerapat was returning to his residence at the hospital.
His car ran into the back of a truck loaded with bamboo travelling ahead of him on a curve.
Bamboo protruding from the rear of the truck sliced through the roof and windscreen. Veerapat was decapitated.
The truck driver told police he was delivering the bamboo to Kanchanaburi.
The investigation was continuing.
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bamboo (noun): a tree that grows in thick bunches of long green poles - ต้นไผ่, ไม้ไผ่
curve : a line or surface that bends gradually; a smooth bend - เส้นโค้ง, ทางโค้ง
decapitated : having the head cut off - ถูกตัดศีรษะ
investigation : the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened - การสอบสวน, การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง
protrude (verb): to stick out from a place or a surface - ยื่น, โผล่ออกมา
residence : a place where someone lives - ที่พำนัก ที่อาศัย