Pick-ups collide in Lampang; 1 killed, 3 injured

Pick-ups collide in Lampang; 1 killed, 3 injured

A pick-up truck driven by a doctor lies overturned after it collided with another vehicle in Sop Prap district in Lampang on Sunday. (Photo by Aswin Wongnorkaew)
A pick-up truck driven by a doctor lies overturned after it collided with another vehicle in Sop Prap district in Lampang on Sunday. (Photo by Aswin Wongnorkaew)

LAMPANG - A woman was killed and three other people injured when two pick-up trucks collided on Highway 1 between Lampang and Tak in Sop Prap district on Sunday morning.

The accident, which occurred at about 7am between kilometre markers 647-648 near Wattana village in tambon Sop Prap, involved a Chevrolet pick-up and an Isuzu D-Max pick-up.

Sompong Khwanprem, 30, a doctor at a hospital, said he was driving the Isuzu D-Max from Sukhothai, heading for Chiang Mai. While negotiating a bend near Wattana village, his lost control of his vehicle, which swayed from one side of the road to the other side and collided with the Chevrolet which was coming in an opposite direction.

The two vehicles were badly damaged.

Chukiat Phanngam, 47, the driver of the Chevrolet, and his 11-year-old daughter Nathamon were injured. His wife, Thida, 46, was seriously injured.  The woman was admitted to Sop Prap Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The family was on the way from Lampang's Ko Kha district to Tak.

Dr Sompong also suffered injuries.



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