Tue, Dec 28, 2010
The Nation/Asia News Network
Eight killed in grisly tollway accident

Eight people were killed last night when their passenger van was involved in a crash with a sedan on a tollway section of the Vibhavadi Rangsit highway.

Seven other passengers trapped inside the van - Number Tor 11827 with 13-795 BKK licence plate - were wounded and admitted to the nearby Vibhavadi hospital.

Some of the bodies of the victims, who were flung out of the van by the impact of the crash, were seen hanging from a pedestrian flyover, while bodies were recovered from a canal adjacent to the nearby Kasetsart University.

Initial police reports said the sedan, a white Honda Civic with Dor Chada Wor Wan 8761 BKK licence plate, rammed the back of the van, sending it crashing into a streetlight pole on the inbound elevated tollway. The eight victims were flung out from a five-metre height.

The accident prompted police to close traffic on frontage roads, which subsequently led to heavy traffic congestion. The dead included five male adults and three female adults. The identities of those killed and injured were not available at press time.

-The Nation/Asia News Network





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