Man killed after his car fell 15 metres from expressway


A man was crushed to death behind the steering wheel of his car when it fell 15 metres from the expressway onto the ground in Sam Koke district of Pathum Thani province Friday afternoon.


Sam Koke district police rushed to the scene with rescue workers from Ruamkatanyu foundation who used hand tools to pull the victim out of the car wreckage.

Police said that the victim, identified as Kobchoke Prakunwong, 47, a manager of Ayudhya Bank’s Talad Plu branch, appeared to have been driving at high speed on the Bangchan-Chiang Rak section of the Udon-Rathaya expressway and lost control of the car because of the slippery road surface due to recent rain.

Police said that the expressway steel railing was damaged and there were impact traces on one side of the car.

However, police said they would examine CCTV footage to determine the exact cause of the fatal accident.