Cyclist hit, killed by pickup in bike lane
published : 15 Jan 2020 at 12:12
writer: Nujaree Raekrun
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A retired village chief was hit and killed by a pickup truck while cycling for exercise in a bike lane in Muang district on Wednesday morning, police said.
Pol Capt Jarin Li-eb, a Muang district police officer, said this happened about 7am in the bike lane alongside a railway tack in tambon Ma Muang Songton.
Cyclist Damrong Jongrakjit, 64, was hit from behind by a pickup travelling at high speed. He died on the spot. The pickup quickly sped away.
Police were looking to identify the vehicle and the driver for legal action.
Witnesses said Damrong exercised regularly, riding his cycle along the bike lane, which was designated by the provincial authority and had become very popular.