Chinese Tourist Dies After Being Hit by Songtaew

 | Mon 7 Dec 2015 05:15 ICT

CityNews – An elderly Chinese tourist was hit by a songthaew while crossing the road on a green light at the Nong Ho intersection, becoming caught under the vehicle and later died at the scene.

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On December 5th, rescue services were called to the scene and spent over 30 minutes retrieving the woman from under the vehicle, who became trapped under the vehicle.

The songthaew was driven by 48-year-old Niwet Thordjai. He was still shocked by the incident by the time police arrived at the scene.

According to initial investigations, the elderly Chinese woman had travelled to Chiang Mai with her six Chinese friends and stayed in a hotel, close to the scene.

On the night in question, the woman and her friends was out the hotel to get some food on the other side of the road.

While running across the road, she was the last in the group to cross the road and was unaware that it was a green light.

Friends and family have been informed and the body has been taken to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.