Pregnant motorcyclist dies in Sukhumvit collision


A pregnant motorcyclist died after being hit by a pickup truck that ran a red light on Sukhumvit Road.

The unidentified woman, presumed to be about five months pregnant and in her mid-20s, died instantly in the Sept. 3 crash at the intersection of Soi Chaiyapruek. Her mangled Srakaew-registered motorbike was found nearby.

Nattapol La-ota, 22, of Prathum Thani was arrested for reckless driving resulting in death.

Police said Nattapol confessed he’d run a red light and hit the victim, who had made a right turn in front of him. He said he unable to stop in time.