Cyclist run over, killed by pickup truck in Fang

A 69-year-old cyclist has died after he was run over by a pickup truck in Fang this morning, Feb. 28.

The accident occurred on Chotana Road (Chiang Mai – Fang Road/ Highway 107) at the Nantaram Bypass Intersection at 7:15 a.m.

The deceased man, Mr. Muang Phongsak from Tambon San Sai, Fang was riding along the road when he was run over by Mr. Somsak Song Bang, 53 from Ban Luang, Mae Ai District.

Mr. Bang claimed that Mr. Phongsak had driven in front of him and that it wasn’t his fault, however, police didn’t buy the story, saying that the likely cause was negligent driving.

The investigation remains ongoing with reports suggesting that Mr. Bang, once evidence is gathered, is likely to face multiple charges.