Elderly woman killed in road accident

Elderly woman killed in road accident

A motorcycle with a sidecar ridden by Thongyoon Noynachan is hit by a truck in Muang district in Kalasin on Sunday. (Photo by Yongyuth Phuphuangphet)
A motorcycle with a sidecar ridden by Thongyoon Noynachan is hit by a truck in Muang district in Kalasin on Sunday. (Photo by Yongyuth Phuphuangphet)

KALASIN: An elderly woman was crushed to death after a motorcycle with a sidecar she was riding was hit by an ice truck in Muang district on Sunday morning, police said.

The accident occurred at about 8am on the Kalasin - Somdet road at Ban Kham Phon in tambon Nachan.

Prayoon Promwong, the driver of the truck, told police that while he was driving along the road, delivering ice from Kalasin town to Somdet district, a motorcycle fitted with a sidecar suddenly swayed from the left to the right lane, causing his truck to hit it from behind.

Thongyoon Noynachan, 69, the driver of the motorcycle, was crushed to death.

Her relatives said Thongyoon regularly travelled along this road to make deliveries.  A few days ago, she had her motorcycle fitted with a sidecar so that she could deliver more goods.  They speculated the woman was not yet familiar with the modification, leading to the accident.


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