Biker Dead After Driving Wrong Way Down Highway Tunnel

 | Mon 2 Feb 2015 09:45 ICT

CityNews – A head on collision resulted in one dead after motorcyclist drove down the wrong side of the highway tunnel near City Hall last Saturday at 8am.


Picture taken from the CCTV footage moments before the collision. (Chanchai Kilapang of Chiang Mai Provincial Land Transport Office?)

The driver of the motorcycle was named by police as 37-year-old Surachai Panya.

The accident was captured on CCTV, clearly showing Surachai driving the wrong way in the tunnel. He was hit by a car driven by 43-year-old Paijit Hinkhao.

Paijit told reporters that she didn’t see the motorcycle as it was a blind corner, and had no time to stop before hitting him head on.

Surachai died at the scene before rescue arrived.

Police are investigating CCTV to determine why he ended up driving down the wrong side of the road. His family have been informed.