Ex-senior cop's son at wheel in fatal crash

Ex-senior cop's son at wheel in fatal crash

A Pakistani man was killed when a sports car driven by the son of an ex-deputy national police chief crashed into the foreigner's motorcycle early yesterday, police said.

Pol Capt Thamnong Montha, deputy inspector at Samrae police station, said a Porsche Taycan Turbo S driven by Pornmet Songmetta, son of Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta, crashed into the Yamaha Fino motorcycle driven by Waseem Ahmad.

The accident occurred near the Taksin Bridge in Bangkok about 1am.

Police called in a rescue team from Chulalongkorn Hospital before rushing to the scene, he said.

However, the 40-year-old motorcyclist later succumbed to his head wounds at Taksin Hospital, he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Pornmet sustained head and face injuries from contact with the steering wheel and received treatment at Suksawat Hospital, he said.

Following treatment, Mr Pornmet, a 29-year-old executive at Absolute Clean Energy, reported to police and admitted he had carelessly made a sudden lane change before the incident, he said.

Police are waiting for the results of a alcohol blood test and medical examination, Pol Capt Thamnong said.

Police are expected to charge him with reckless driving causing death.

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