A woman struck so hard by a pickup truck that she was sent flying 10 meters as she traversed a marked pedestrian crossing died of her injuries early this morning.
Five days after a woman’s death under similar circumstances ignited fury over road safety, Win Mar Soe, 33, was hit by a truck just before 11:30pm in the southeast metro province of Samut Prakan province.
First responders found her lying in the road with severe injuries, about 10 meters from where she was struck. She was taken to Chularat 9 Airport Hospital in critical condition and later died.
Unlike the high-profile case of Waraluck Supawatjariyakul, who was killed Friday by a cop who fled the scene, the owner of the pickup truck which struck the Myanmar national last night waited for help.
Montree Poolsilp, 34, admitted that he was driving fast along the four-lane road, saying he did not see Win Mar Soe crossing the street in time. The woman was reportedly hit in the middle of the crossing and flung 10 meters by the impact.
Poolsilp told the authorities that the painted crossing marks were faded and difficult to see. The front left fender of his truck was caved in by the impact.
Poolsilp was taken to the Bangkaew Police Station for further questioning and faces a charge of fatal reckless driving.
The cop who killed Waraluck, Norawich Buadok, has also been charged with fatal reckless driving after he plowed into her on an unregistered Ducati motorcycle before speeding off.
Meanwhile, demands that law enforcement be compelled to actually make a habit of enforcing the laws have been met with the usual alternative solution: introducing more laws and stiffer penalties to be ignored.