2-year-old girl runover, killed by pickup truck in Chiang Dao

A two-year-old girl has died after being runover by a pickup truck in Chiang Dao yesterday, June 6.

The accident happened opposite the Hmong Market in Baan Huay Luek, Moo 7 Ping Khong at around 4 p.m.

The driver of the pickup truck, Mr. Phetpitak Na Suwan, 53 from Chai Prakan, said he was pulling away from having visited the market when he noticed a child playing playing on a toy trike at the side of the road. The next thing he knew he’d run over the child.

It’s not clear as to whether the child has ridden into the path of the truck but the suggestion is that the girl has. Given that the driver wasn’t lynched by locals (picture below) who were quick to the scene would also suggest that it may have been tragic accident.

Police are investigating the accident and facts before determining whether the driver broke any laws.