Two hit by motorcycles on zebra crossings

Two people were struck by motorbikes as they navigated pedestrian crossings in Bangkok over the weekend, one of whom died from injuries sustained in the crash.

A man was killed when he was hit by a motorbike while crossing Suwinthawong Road in Min Buri district on Saturday.

The man, who was in his 50s, had no identification on him, said the deputy chief of the Lam Phak Chee police station, Lt. Col. Pol Ruengwit Chatduangden.

He added that police investigators were working to establish the identity of the victim.

The woman who hit the man faces charges of reckless driving causing death, he said.

The zebra crossing where the incident occurred had been closed since a pedestrian bridge had been built nearby and barricades had been erected to prevent people from using it.

Also on Saturday, a 35-year-old worker from Myanmar identified as Doe was killed when he was hit by a motorbike driven by Warit Makae, 48, outside Ying Charoen Market on Phahon Yothin Road in Bang Khen district. .

Doe, who remained conscious after the impact, was rushed to Bhumibol Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Meanwhile, Mr Warit – who suffered minor injuries after being thrown from his motorbike by the impact – was taken to another hospital.

Sanit Kamsanoy, 59, a security guard at the market, told police Doe had worked as a porter for a pork stall in the market for more than 10 years.

Both incidents came less than a month after Waraluck Supawatjariyakul, of Chulalongkorn University Medical School, died on January 21 at a pedestrian crossing on Phaya Thai Road in Ratchathewi district.

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