Pregnant motorcyclist killed by speeding truck

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A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed when a pickup truck driver trying to beat a red light smashed into her Honda motorbike at a central Pattaya intersection.

Sunan Srisawang, 29, died instantly when Wichai Tuengjeamsri, 38, lost control of his Mitsubishi Titan, sending it barreling into her Honda Click and two other cars. She had been seven months pregnant.

Wichai Tuengjeamsri tries to explain to police what happened. Wichai Tuengjeamsri tries to explain to police what happened.

Wichai was arrested and charged with injury-causing reckless driving in the Sept. 1 accident near the Big C Extra supermarket on Central Road.

Wichai told police he had just dropped off his niece and wife for shopping and was driving home toward Sukhumvit Road when he sped up to beat the signal at Soi Yume. As he did, he lost control of the truck.

The vehicle plowed into traffic waiting at the red light, killing Sunan and damaging a taxi and a Mercedes-Benz sedan.