The head of the Naval Welfare Department gave cash and flowers to a mother of a young girl who lost her leg when a drunk sailor hit their motorbike in a July hit-and-run accident.
Rear Adm. Nopadon Supakorn visited Pranee Jirawongtaworn, 46, and her 4-year-old daughter Patidtha Aug. 9 at Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center in Sattahip.
Young Miss Patidtha, after having one of her legs amputated as a result of a horrific crash, puts on a brave face, giving thumbs up to the visiting entourage.
The two were injured July 10 when Seaman Somkiet Mukdakul, 29, hit and dragged their motorbike. Somkiet tried to flee, but did not get very far as the bike was stuck under the truck. Photos of the accident, after which the girl’s leg was amputated, went viral on social media.
Nopadon said he felt sorry for the two and the incident has triggered the navy to tighten up on drinking and driving measures. Cash was given as a scholarship to the now-disabled girl so she can continue her education.