U-turn tragedy: High-speed chase ends in fatal crash as taxi driver takes a deadly detour

Cancel anytime died throughout a high-speed chase with suspects after a taxi driver made a u-turn inflicting the police officer’s motorcycle to crash into the cab.
The superintendent of Samre Police Station, Chattakit Phadungchanthabai, informed Channel three that the fatal accident occurred on Southern Sathon Road in Bangkok at 2.30am on Monday, June 5. Two officers from Yannawa Police Station came throughout some suspicious youngsters on three motorcycles whereas conducting a patrol of the realm. The officers requested the teenagers to cease for a chat however they immediately fled the scene.
The two officers set off on their motorbike in pursuit at high speed and collided with a pink taxi driver within the left lane as he shortly moved into the proper lane to make a U-turn.
The rider of the bike managed to survive the accident with gentle injuries. Tragically, the passenger, Police Sergeant Anawat Phonkird, sustained extreme head injuries. Anawat was hospitalised for seven days earlier than succumbing to his accidents yesterday, June 12.
According to the superintendent, the taxi driver remained at the scene and surrendered himself to the police. He admitted that his reckless driving had caused the officer’s demise. The driver also sustained accidents in the accident and was subsequently admitted to the hospital for therapy. Tests conducted confirmed that he had not consumed medication or alcohol.
The taxi driver was initially charged with driving recklessly inflicting the death of one other individual. He will face imprisonment of as a lot as 10 years and a fine of up to 200,000 baht according to the penalty said in Section 291 of the Criminal Law.
The family members of the deceased police officer transferred his body to a temple within the northern province of Phitsanuloak for the funeral. Anawat might be promoted to the next rank as he passed away in the line of obligation, however the details of the promotion have not been revealed.
The whereabouts of the suspicious youngsters have not been up to date.
 

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