A German tourist died in a road accident after his scooter collided with a pick-up truck. The 61-year-old man had been on a day out when he crashed into the truck in Kanchanaburi province.
An article on the popular Thai-language news website sanook! reported the death which took place at 15:49 on Thursday afternoon. According to the news, Mr Klaus Peter, 61, was riding a rented Honda Click (license plate 1กช 2997 Kanchanaburi) and was on his way back from a sightseeing trip to the Erawan Falls and Sri Nakharin Dam in Tha Kradan subdistrict of Kanchanaburi province.
The fatal accident happened on Highway 3199 in Mu 2 Tam Sao Village, a spokesperson at Lad Ya Provincial Police Station said. Witnesses said that the pick-up truck was overtaking other traffic when it collided with Mr Peter’s scooter. The crash caused the car to overturn.
Whereas 27-year-old Mr Kiatsak, the driver of the truck, was only lightly injured, Mr Peter, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, sustained severe head trauma and died on the spot, police said.
Police questioned the owner of the shop where Mr Peter had rented the scooter. Mr Peter reportedly told him that he was heading out to the Erawan Falls and the Sri Nakharin Dam for a day out.
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