PHAYAO – A 19-year-old student from Phayao was hit and killed by a trailer-truck on Tuesday morning while riding her motorcycle to report for study at a local university, police said.
The accident occurred at an intersection on the Phayao-Chiang Rai road in Tambon Wiang of Phayao’s Mueang district at 8.25am.
She was identified as Sirikanya Simuang.
Her grandmother, Lamduan Suwansasom, 59, who was riding pillion, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the trailer-truck, Prawit Hinparn, had waited for police to arrive at the scene.
He told police officers that when his truck was approaching the intersection on a rather narrow stretch of road, the girl had tried to overtake his vehicle to the inside.
His trailer swayed to the left and hit the motorcycle, causing the bike to topple over, with its rider being crushed under the trailer’s wheels, told Thai Media.
Sirikanya’s body was sent for autopsy to the provincial hospital.
Prawit has been charged with reckless driving causing death.
Lamduan said her granddaughter had been riding to a local university with her to report for study after passing an entrance exam.