A heated argument while driving is being blamed for a truck-motorbike collision that injured four people.
Coconut drink vendors Huchree Huaysamut, 26, and Nongnocch Tanomsap, 49, were critically injured in the Oct. 27 crash near the intersection of Soi Khao Talo when their Honda Wave motorbike and sidecar was struck by a pickup truck. They were transported to Banglamung Hospital.
Inside the Isuzu pickup, which had rammed into a metal barrier, were driver Khamron Paratanawong, 59, and his wife Wanpen Rattanaphiboonkul, 40. Rescuers needed cutting tools to extract them from the vehicle before taking the couple to Banglamung Hospital.
Khamron Paratanawong allegedly told police he and his wife got into a violent argument, during which time his wife yanked the steering wheel, causing the truck to slam into the motorbike and then the barrier.
Police later questioned the driver, who told them that he and Wanpen got into a violent argument and she yanked the steering wheel, causing the truck to slam into the motorbike and then the barrier.
Khamron was charged with reckless driving causing injury.